Tuesday, July 25, 2006


Neighbourhood bombing ‘against humanitarian law’

`Israel’s bombing of a crowded Beirut neighbourhood where Hezbollah had its headquarters has breached humanitarian law, a senior UN official has said, as reports emerged of heavy fighting on Lebanon’s southern border.

“It is horrific. I did not know it was block after block of houses,” Jan Egeland, the UN emergency relief co-ordinator, told reporters as he toured the shattered Haret Hreik district. “It makes it a violation of humanitarian law.”

Mr Egeland was visibly shocked by the devastation in the Shiite Muslim quarter where air raids have flattened a Hezbollah compound. He said it was hard to distinguish between military and civilian targets.’

2 Responses to “Neighbourhood bombing ‘against humanitarian law’”

  1. PoliticalCritic Says:

    Couldn’t agree more. Israel is recklessly bombing Beirut. They have no problem destroying a five story building with women and children if it happens to have one Hezbollah office or one Hezbollah resident.

    If you didn’t know why Hezbollah existed before, you do now.

  2. moonbuggy Says:

    I’ve been seeing news articles all over the place for the past few weeks saying things along the lines of “Israeli rockets have killed 60 people, including one militant”. They seem perfectly happy to kill civilians.

    And they’re killing UN observers aswell now.

    It’s ridiculous.

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