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July 31, 2006

IDF: Qana building fell hours after strike

IDF warns Lebanese citizens to evacuate villages (July 25):
"To all citizens south of the Litani River

Due to the terror activities being carried out against the State of Israel from within your villages and homes, the IDF is forced to respond immediately against these activities, even within your villages. For your safety! We call upon you to evacuate your villages and move north of the Litani River."

IDF: Qana building fell hours after strike
IDF is continuing to check difficult incident at Qana village, and attempting to account for strange gap between time of the strike on the building – midnight – and eight in the morning, when the building collapsed.

An IDF investigation has found that the building in Qana struck by the Air Force fell around eight hours after being hit by the IDF.

"The attack on the structure in the Qana village took place between midnight and one in the morning. The gap between the timing of the collapse of the building and the time of the strike on it is unclear," Brigadier General Amir Eshel, Head of the Air Force Headquarters told journalists at the Defense Ministry in Tel Aviv, following the incidents at Qana.

Eshel and the head of the IDF's Operational Branch, Major General Gadi Eisnkot said the structure was not being attacked when it collapsed, at around 8:00 in the morning.

The IDF believes that Hizbullah explosives in the building were behind the explosion that caused the collapse.

Residents were warned days in advance that this area would be targeted by the IDF due to its use by Hizbullah in ongoing terror attacks on Israeli civilian centers.

Video proof of Hizbullah's blatant use of Lebanese civilian centers to launch rockets

(Communicated by the IDF Spokesman)

This morning, July 30, 2006, the IAF attacked missile launch sites in the area of the village of Qana, an area from which hundreds of missiles were launched towards the city of Nahariya and the communities in the western Galilee.

The IDF will defend the citizens of Israel from attacks by the Hizbullah and the responsibility for any civilian casualties rests with the Hizbullah who have turned the suburbs of Lebanon into a war front by firing missiles from within civilian areas.

Residents in this region and specifically the residents of Qana were warned several days in advance to leave the village. Eighteen Israeli civilians have been killed and over 400 have been wounded by these rocket attacks which have disrupted the lives of tens of thousands of Israeli citizens.

The IDF regrets any harm to uninvolved civilians, but this is the result of Hizbullah terrorist organization's contemptible use of Lebanese civilians as human shields.

UPDATE:.....July 31st, 2006
U. S. To Block U.N. Denunciation of Israel
22:06 Jul 30, '06 / 5 Av 5766

( The United States is expected to block a United Nations Security Council resolution denouncing Israel for the killing of about 60 civilians in the Lebanese village of Kana Sunday morning. Israel has said that the explosion in the building that caused the deaths may have been caused by stockpiles of Hizbullah weapons and not by the Israeli attack.

The Council is taking a recess at this hour and will resume its meeting in two hours.

Posted by Wild Thing at July 31, 2006 12:55 AM


Of course all you hear from the UN and the media is that Israel bombed civilians. You do not hear the truth that the cowardly Hezzbullashit were firing rockets from that position and hiding behind civillians.Why do we tolerate that slimey UN in this country. I would love to see about a million Americans go in and tear that building down brick by brick.

Posted by: Jack Hamilton at July 31, 2006 10:16 AM

Jack H. I would like to clone you and send you in there. heh heh
You know with some star wars uniform on that no bullet can penatrate.

Posted by: Wild Thing at July 31, 2006 12:49 PM