Posted by: sean | July 31, 2006

Qana hit for the second

For the second time in ten years, the village of Qana, where Jesus is said to have turned water into wine, was shelled by Israel. In 1996, during Israel’s Operation Grapes of Wrath, more than 100 Lebanese civilians were killed when the UN installation was shelled.

Again this week, the UN installation was shelled, after repeated pleas from UN observers to Israel to stop the strikes. This time around 60 civilians died, including 37 children.

This is also the second time in this war that Israel has hit UN outposts. Perhaps it’s paranoia, which seems almost contagious in the region, but it’s harder and harder for me to believe that these were accidents.


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