Sunday, July 30, 2006

2006 MASSACRE IN QANA, LEBANON

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(July 30th 2006, 1AM)



I am watching arabic TV online. Live broadcast. Bodies are being taken out of the rubble. Babies. Children. One man lost all his cousins, all children. A Red Cross worker is trying hard not to faint. His voice has faded. He's saying there was a strong smell of a chemical substance from the bombs.

(I just found a picture of him)





(All information from al-arabiya tv)

Israeli airplanes dropped missiles on a 3-storey building housing dozens of refugees in Qana*. Qana is strictly civilian and people have taken refuge here.

57 people have been hiding in the basement for several days, among them around 40 children (including 10 disabled), all aged between 7 months and 10 years, and the rest being women and elderly.

8 people survived. The rest is either dead or stuck under the rubble. Civil defense and trucks are not being able to get to the village, most roads and bridges having been destroyed earlier by Israeli raids.



Locations on the map are villages that have witnessed a large death toll among civilians after Israeli strikes.

Srifa: dozens of people (21?, 75?) are still under the rubble of their homes. (soure, the Guardian, tayyar.org)
Ter Harfa: 23 women and children from Marwahin killed in 2 pick-up trucks. (remember?)
Tyre: dozens of families killed in several airstrikes on downtown neighborhoods.
*Qana: today's massacre. (also witnessed massacre of 106 refugees in 1996, by an Israeli raid on a UN shelter, the 1996 massacre, sensitive pictures)

















































I will post more pictures when available.

3 Comments:

At 7/31/2006 7:55 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

i wonder what excuses the US gave everytime they had to veto a resolution.

http://www.krysstal.com/democracy_whyusa03.html

what was their excuse to veto condemning the apartheid twice?

you have got to love being a plankton!

 
At 7/31/2006 6:09 PM, Blogger lebanize said...

The number of American vetoes against UN resolutions condemning Israel EXCEEDS the total number of vetoes ever used against all other resolutions!

 
At 8/12/2006 1:55 AM, Blogger sisselnor said...

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To: The United Nations General Assembly
The brutal bombings and invasion of Lebanon and Gaza are acts of Israeli state terrorism. The U.S. invasion and occupation of Afghanistan and Iraq, and the present U.S.-Israeli threat to Syria and Iran indicate their ruthless struggle for hegemony in the oil-rich Middle East, which would escalate into a global war.

At least 900 people have been killed in Lebanon, more than one-third children, and 3,000 wounded. The number of refugees in Lebanon has already exceeded one million. Whole residential areas, roads, bridges, ports, power stations, factories and other infra-structure have been destroyed by Israeli precision bombing. Lebanon’s economic and infrastructure damage tops $2.5B as of 4 August 2006.

In Gaza hundreds have been killed. Homes, greenhouses, bridges, water and sewerage treatment plants and electricity generators have been destroyed in the latest acts of Israeli genocide sadistically code-named ‘Operation Summer Rain,’ which began on 27 June 2006. Israel continues its brutal air strikes on the Gaza Strip almost daily.

Israel must be prosecuted immediately for its war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide against the Peoples of Lebanon and Palestine to stop the war escalating into a global catastrophe. Frances A. Boyle, Professor of Law, University of Illinois, has asserted the legal framework for The United Nations General Assembly to immediately establish an International Criminal Tribunal for Israel (ICTI).

“The United Nations General Assembly must immediately establish an International Criminal Tribunal for Israel (ICTI) as a ‘subsidiary organ’ under U.N. Charter Article 22. The ICTI would be organized along the lines of the International Criminal Tribunal for Yugoslavia (ICTY), which was established by the Security Council.

“The purpose of the ICTI would be to investigate and prosecute Israeli war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide against the Peoples of Lebanon and Palestine--just as the ICTY did for the victims of international crimes committed by Serbia and the Milosevic Regime throughout the Balkans.

“The establishment of ICTI would provide some small degree of justice to the victims of Israeli war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide against the Peoples of Lebanon and Palestine--just as the ICTY has done in the Balkans. Furthermore, the establishment of ICTI by the U.N. General Assembly would serve as a deterrent effect upon Israeli leaders such as Prime Minister Olmert, Defense Minister Peretz, Chief of Staff Halutz and Israel’s other top generals that they will be prosecuted for their further infliction of international crimes upon the Lebanese and the Palestinians.

“Without such a deterrent, Israel might be emboldened to attack Syria with the full support of the Likhudnik Bush Jr. Neoconservatives, who have always viewed Syria as ‘low-hanging fruit’ ready to be taken out by means of their joint aggression.

“The Israeli press has just reported that the Bush Jr administration is encouraging Israel to attack Syria. If Israel attacks Syria as it did when it invaded Lebanon in 1982, Iran has vowed to come to Syria’s defense.

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