IDF: We assumed building in Qana to be empty
Efrat Weiss
Published: 03.08.06, 00:08
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1. IDF no need to apologise,
Sheik Ahmed's Nut ,   NZ   (08.03.06)
women and children were deliberately placed inside the building under duress by Hizbullah.
2. no reports of strike for >7 hours
BS meters ,   Canada   (08.03.06)
Further...I've just read that there was a >7hour gap between when the building was bombed and when anyone notified the local Red Cross office. It was struck around 12:30 a.m. (0025), and the Red Cross says they got the first call at around 7 a.m. (0700).
3. NewsTrack - Top News
janb ,   holland   (08.03.06)
NewsTrack - Top News only 28 confirmed dead from Qana bombing QANA, Lebanon, Aug. 2 (UPI) -- The initial estimate of 54 casualties from the Israeli airstrike on the Lebanese city of Qana has been adjusted to 28 people, including 16 children, dead. A release from the Human Rights Watch has said the death toll has been confirmed and 13 missing people are feared buried in the wreckage of the three-story building destroyed in Sunday's bombing. Witnesses of the airstrike said many people were evacuated from the building before its collapse and that no Hezbollah fighters were in the area prior to the attack. The Israeli government originally justified the airstrike on the Lebanese city by stating Hezbollah military was launching rockets into Israel, but a top Israeli military official has since said the country had no information that such an incident took place. "The deaths in Qana were the predictable result of Israel's indiscriminate bombing campaign in Lebanon," area Human Rights Watch Director Sarah Leah Whitson said. "Only an impartial international investigation can find out what really took place."
4. First 70+ then 60+ then 56 now 27?
Come on muslims..get your lies together. If you are going to try to purpotrate a mass scale lie, at least cooperate with each other so you dont end up looking like fools. I would think after the Jenin "massacre" (lol) you would have learned your lesson. Or at least just STOP LYING!
5. Stop apologizing
Francois ,   Paris & Montréal   (08.03.06)
Israel is an honest country and must as if it was guilty. Anti-Semites may say whatever they want, who cares.
6. #1. Finally Intelligence Prevails
JC ,   Columbia US   (08.03.06)
I am amazed at how people have allowed themselves to be munipulated by the press into believing that those women and children would actually stay in a building when 24 hours earlier all the others surrounding it were blown up. It really was the Hizbullah that brought the building down on their own women and children. Yes they would kill themselves if it brought an end to Israel.
7. I didn't know..
Pat ,   USA   (08.03.06)
Rockets weren't being fired from this location as janb's article states. The video I seen clearly showed rockets being launched from the general area of the builing. Whether rockets were launched from the site or whether they weren't isn't really important. Israel didn't start this war and civilians were told to leave the area. I'm still not convinced the hiz didn't destroy the building themselves...a 7+ hour time gap looks awfully suspicious.
8. All blames on hezbollah.
Evgeniy ,   NYC   (08.03.06)
And this farce called Qana-2 won't help them to suffer humiliating defeat. IDF shouldn't be so shy about what happened in Qana and many other places.
9. Qana
JP ,   richmond, ME   (08.03.06)
They didn't think it was occupied, eh? Liars, liars. Made a pledge to Condoleeza Rice to keep open a roadway from Egypt to Gaza, I think. They didn't live upto the pledge and closed it. What to say about people who word is worthless. JP
10. empty building
Djazaïri ,   France   (08.03.06)
This so called IDF is in fact the Liars Defense Force. But now it's right : the building is empty, in fact there is no more building at all.
11. Ridiculous Argument!!!!
Tomy ,   New Haven, CT, USA   (08.03.06)
This is the most absurd and ridiculous justification I have ever heard: "We warned the civilians to leave Qana". So if you warn someone, it gives you the right to kill them!!! Then Hizballah has warned you, therefore it has the right to kill you and israeli civilians! Right? Plus where can those poor, helpless people go after being warned with all the bombs and air strikes around them, with all the roads and bridges blown up. Even the Red cross couldn't reach the area for God sakes. They had to walk few hundred yards to reach the building and then carried them in plastic bags. God, have mercy on israel or should I say Sodom and Gomorah!
12. Pitiful
Tunisian   (08.03.06)
27 victims?!!!!! your assumption butchered 37 child......don't appologize...keep are your own enemies after all.
13. gaining what?
BS meter ,   Canada   (08.03.06)
Israel would have more to lose than to gain by bombing buildings in which it knows there are nothing but civilians. It makes no sense to argue that they would make such an irrational decision. Hizb has much more to gain from this.
14. Quagmire of Quagmires
Baron Munchausen   (08.03.06)
Cain and Sarah had a characteristic trait in common. Both had the nerve to lie to God when questioned by God (see Gen. 4:9 and Gen. 18:15). In contrast, Hagar told the truth when questioned by an Angel of God (Gen. 16:8) I consider the tendency to lie or deceive to be a congenital deficiency as evidenced by Abraham’s lie that Sarai was his sister, Jacob’s deceipt of Isaac by posing as Esau, the sons of Jacob’s deceipt of Jacob about Joseph’s death. Therefore, how can any claims recorded by the descendants of liars be taken as perfectly true? Your reality, people of the Middle East, is lies and balderdash, and I’m happy to say I have no grasp of it whatsoever. There is no moral high ground in your quagmire of quagmires. The bloody conflict will continue without end as long as deceipt and disrespect persist between the descendants of Hagar and Sarah.
15. #10
Pat ,   USA   (08.03.06)
How does IDF equate with LDF? I suppose we could call the hiz the Lebanese defence force or LDF, as they are likely the ones who destroyed the building 7+ hours after it was hit by one of G-D's warplanes.
16. #6 A terrorist's mentality...
Pat ,   USA   (08.03.06)
This is what a palesinian fatah terrorist had to say about a hiz rocket landing close to Jenin: The Fatah member related that local residents cheered when they heard the rocket fall and saw the resulting flames. “Even if it were to fall on our heads, it wouldn’t have spoiled our joy. All of us here are praying for Hizbullah’s success and victory," he said. Hopefully the hiz will improve their aim next time!
17. Pallywood is great
Alex ,   Brooklyn,NY USA   (08.03.06)
Just wondering what happened to the inhabitants of the building that were male of fighting age. Also how can one sleep during bombardment. Must have had some serious ear muffs. Also what is wrong with carpet bombing and Napalming Southern Lebanon to for a buffer?
18. To #10 Car torcher
Francois ,   Paris & Montréal   (08.03.06)
What about taking care of your own business, e.g., torching cars and rioting?
20. it's all lies
AJ ,   Lebanon   (08.03.06)
They deliberately bombed the House knowing that civilians are inside but the irony is that they’re saying: “Oh we told them to flee the area but didn’t listen to our advice so it’s not our problem”. And when Hezbollah launches rockets on Haifa they say: “Oh look at them, terrorists they are trying to kill civilians”. Well isn’t that double standard since nasrallah already told the Israelis that he is going to bombard Haifa and all other cities so why don’t the residents of these cities flee to avoid death or injuries.
Agreed. IDF job is to bomb empty buildings. And it assumes that all are empty. Don't worry the Lying Brigade is at work in Canada fueled by all the donations from the HQ of the Lying Brigade.
22. I hear no apologies for DEAD TARGETED ISRAELI CIVILIANS
Bernard Ross ,   St. Anns Bay Jamaica   (08.03.06)
I hear no calls for investigations, cessations, etc. those who support and harbour terroirsts who kill jews must die without apology!!! Get it yet?
23. AJ in Lebanon they live in bomb shelters
Alex ,   Brooklyn, NY USA   (08.03.06)
24. no one ever should apologise
F ,   Chicago   (08.03.06)
did any one apologise for killings of Israelies? ever? of cause we are Jews and we can be killed for this fact. if Israel will continue apologies, will continue giving away the land and will leave move troops back under pressure of anti-semitic supporters it will be no Israel very soon.
25. Qana
I.Barr ,   Detroit, Michigan US   (08.03.06)
Suddenly the truth starts to come out: not 60 women and children were killed in Qana, but, according to Red Cross, 28 died. We are sorry for anyone who has a violent death. But why is the media so quiet about the change in body count? Is the scoop gone with a lower number of killed or that Hizballah is interested to propagate the "massacre" make it a turning point, camouflage the fact that it was Hizballah who attacked Israel first? And the pictures on the TV screen are coming and going and suddenly you understand that it is the same child that was brought out of the rubble again and again until the dramatic TV shot by Hizballiwood producer is achieved. Why have the victims been in a war zone at a time that they were specifically warned by Israel to stay away using radio, TV, leaflets and telephone calls? Were they needed as human shields? No man was killed was killed in Qana. Were the men busy firing rockets on Israel from near by? Many Lebanese witnesses suggest that Hizballah was firing missiles from residential areas. This was clearly documented by IDF videos from Kafr Qana. International law does not allow that. The time gap between the nearby Israeli bombing and the massive explosion that happened hours later needs to be explained. After all the winner from this brutality cannot be Israel. Hizballiwood chose the time, the place (previous IDF attack that resulted in many dead) and brought the TV armies to video the spectacle and inform the world. Homicide bombings with similar number of Israeli casualties in pizza parlors and buses did not get the same attention. No world wide condemnations, security council meeting and no sympathy visits by the French foreign minister. Is radical Islamists capable of doing this kind of atrocities before to gain propaganda advantage? Muhammad-Al Dura, Jenin "massacre" that was not, family killing on Gaza beach all came from the propaganda studios of Hizballah/Hamas. The only beneficiary from Qana atrocity is Hizballah and Hizballah only. They did the Qana atrocity not only to discredit Israel but also to tell the Arab world who is in charge. Al-Hama rule, a new edition, or as Nasralallah said from the Iranian consulate bunker: "we are the culture of death". Hizballiwood won another one in the propaganda war, but the truth is slowly coming out. I. Barr MD.
26. Murderous Hezbollah killed their children
WarnedYOu!!! ,   PA USA   (08.03.06)
Eh? UN bombed its own soldeirs after warning IDF 10 times? Then Israel kidnapped its own soldiers to attack Lebanon? USA did the 9/11? Jews did the holocaust themselves to move into Israel when the war was over? Come on get a life!!! It's right when a Jew does it, does it big, even in a LIE! Admit that you don't care about a life except for a Jewish life. You talk about terrorists but you see everyone but Jews as subhumans. It is time to look in the mirror, that is if your EGOS allow it, and then see why the world is so much against you.
27. let the whole word know who are the terrorist
Eddy ,   Australia   (08.03.06)
Courage IDF you are defending your country
28. Terrorist or civilian
LadySue ,   USA   (08.03.06)
What do you call a Hizballah terrorist who got killed in bed? A civilian casualty.
29. #20
Christopher ,   Austin, Texas USA   (08.03.06)
Wow!!! So you with all your intelligence believe that IDF decided something like this: "Hey we KNOW there are people in this one buiding in Qana. Its got it all; women, children and the ederly. What a target! Hey who cares about IDF directives today, let's go bomb it an get world opinion turned aginst us! Lets be like Shitzbollah and intentionaly target civillians. It will look just great and help our image abroad and the overall war effort!" Pull your head out AJ.
30. JP
Floyd   (08.03.06)
"What to say about people who word is worthless" You mean like yours?
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