Israel air strike kills 54 civilians




 
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July 30th, 2006  
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Topic: Israel air strike kills 54 civilians


QANA, Lebanon (Reuters) - An Israeli air strike killed 54 civilians, including 37 children, on Sunday, prompting Lebanon to tell U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice she was unwelcome in Beirut and fuelling world pressure for a ceasefire.




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July 31st, 2006  
phoenix80
 
 
I doubt Israelis did it deliberately. It's Hezballahis taking people hostage
July 31st, 2006  
Radwan
 
Yeah. Ok. That makes sense. How would Hezbollah take hostage people who were in a hiding area? There were no Hezbollah militants in that building. The actual rescuers had said that they had come to take the people away from the area. But the people had refused, saying they didn't believe that it would be any problem there. Most of them were poor, and didn't have the kind of money to sustain themselves on a trip to evacuate from the area. 37 children killed. I wonder what excuse Israel is going to amke for it.
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July 31st, 2006  
phoenix80
 
 

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Originally Posted by Radwan
Yeah. Ok. That makes sense. How would Hezbollah take hostage people who were in a hiding area? There were no Hezbollah militants in that building. The actual rescuers had said that they had come to take the people away from the area. But the people had refused, saying they didn't believe that it would be any problem there. Most of them were poor, and didn't have the kind of money to sustain themselves on a trip to evacuate from the area. 37 children killed. I wonder what excuse Israel is going to amke for it.
Hezbollahs hide behind the civilians becuz they are cowards.
August 2nd, 2006  
WarMachine
 
 
Whatever reason israel bombed that place is no excuse for killing people. If they're trying to write it off as hezbollah's fault then they're just trying to put the civilian's deaths on someone else's hands. Israel bombed and killed those people over a weapons cache that was suspected of being there. Eveytime time civilians die in war and someone writes it off as unfortunate or unavoidable, then you're really degrading those human beings who are seriously suffering for things they didnt' do.
August 3rd, 2006  
Rabs
 
 
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Eveytime time civilians die in war and someone writes it off as unfortunate or unavoidable,
War happens, people die.
August 3rd, 2006  
boris116
 
 
The Lebanese officials have downplayed the numbers to 28 or so already.
Unfortunately, the main weapon of Hizbollah is use of the public opinion.
So, they don't hesitate to use their own kids for the "live shields".
How do you know that there was no rocjet launcher next to the shelter?
August 5th, 2006  
godofthunder9010
 
 
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Originally Posted by WarMachine
Whatever reason israel bombed that place is no excuse for killing people. If they're trying to write it off as hezbollah's fault then they're just trying to put the civilian's deaths on someone else's hands. Israel bombed and killed those people over a weapons cache that was suspected of being there. Eveytime time civilians die in war and someone writes it off as unfortunate or unavoidable, then you're really degrading those human beings who are seriously suffering for things they didnt' do.
While what you say would usually be very true, you're forgetting something very important: Hezbollah intentionally fires from locations where there are a lot of innocent civilians, and they do it for one simple reason. When the inevitable Israeli counter-attacks comes, lots of innocent people will die, and the world (especially the Muslim world) will have all the more reason to hate Israel. For some reason, journalists and Muslims and virtually everyone else seems to miss the fact that Hezbollah always has and always will do it on purpose.
 


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