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Friday, August 04, 2006


Qana III, IV, and V

Just yesterday I wrote:
Yesterday on TV I heard a commentator say, "Israel has to be really careful now, because if there is a repetition of the incident at Qana, world opinion will really turn against them."
and added,
I only wish I believed that...since sadly, I'm pretty sure there will be a repetition.
As it turns out, the very next day there wasn't a repetition. There were three of them. Here are two of them:
Israeli airstrikes flattened two southern Lebanese houses Friday and more than 50 people were buried in the rubble, security officials and the state news agency said.

The number of dead was not immediately known.

One attack flattened a building in Aita al-Shaab, a mile inside Lebanon, Lebanon's National News Agency reported. A large number of civilians were inside at the time, but the exact number was unknown, it said.

Lebanese security officials said the number of occupants was around 50, and that they were still buried in the rubble there. The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak to the media.

Warplanes also hit Taibeh, about 3 miles from the Israeli border, destroying a house where 17 people had taken refuge, the news agency reported. It said an unknown number of people were killed, and several others were wounded.

Victims were screaming for help from under the wreckage, the agency reported.
And the third, which didn't even warrant a headline (which was given over to the destruction of bridges):
Aircraft on a mission to destroy weapons caches hit a refrigerated warehouse where farm workers were loading vegetables, killing at least 28 near the Lebanon-Syria border.
OK, "world," I'm listening and waiting to hear your opinion turn.

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