• 1996 shelling of Qana


    Ett FN-läger hade över 800 libanesiska flyktingar inkvarterade. FN, Human Rights Watch och Amnesty bedömde att Israel angrep lägret med flit, något som IDF menade var ett misstag. Som alltid kom USA till deras undsättning och menade att ”terrorister” gömde sig där, något som tillbakavisades av fakta på marken av både FN och människorättsgrupperna.

    Israels försvarare har kanske glömt bort de söndertrasade barnens kroppar, men det har inte jag. Jag minns att jag såg bilderna och jag har än idag inte kunnat glömma dem. Qana var, som alltid, ett försvarsanfall för Israel, enligt dem och USA. 106 mördade libaneser, ett terrordåd, men sådant kallas inte terror, utan försvar. Hyckleriet når nya gränser. När sionisterna försvarar Israel så tar de upp terrorn som Hamas och Hizbollah begår, men försöker minska ner antalet döda och mördade som USA och Israel står för. Skäms!!

    Investigation by UN

    The UN appointed military advisor Major-General Franklin van Kappen of the Netherlands to investigate the incident. His conclusions were:

    “ (a) The distribution of impacts at Qana shows two distinct concentrations, whose mean points of impact are about 140 metres apart. If the guns were converged, as stated by the Israeli forces, there should have been only one main point of impact.

    (b) The pattern of impacts is inconsistent with a normal overshooting of the declared target (the mortar site) by a few rounds, as suggested by the Israeli forces.

    (c) During the shelling, there was a perceptible shift in the weight of fire from the mortar site to the United Nations compound.

    (d) The distribution of point impact detonations and air bursts makes it improbable that impact fuses and proximity fuses were employed in random order, as stated by the Israeli forces.

    (e) There were no impacts in the second target area which the Israeli forces claim to have shelled.

    (f) Contrary to repeated denials, two Israeli helicopters and a remotely piloted vehicle were present in the Qana area at the time of the shelling.

    While the possibility cannot be ruled out completely, it is unlikely that the shelling of the United Nations compound was the result of gross technical and/or procedural errors. [15]

    [edit] Investigation by Amnesty International

    Amnesty International conducted an on-site investigation of the incident in collaboration with military experts, using interviews with UNIFIL staff and civilians in the compound, and posing questions to the IDF, who did not reply. Amnesty concluded, ”the IDF intentionally attacked the UN compound, although the motives for doing so remain unclear. The IDF have failed to substantiate their claim that the attack was a mistake. Even if they were to do so they would still bear responsibility for killing so many civilians by taking the risk to launch an attack so close to the UN compound.”[16]

    [edit] View of Human Rights Watch

    Human Rights Watch concurred, ”The decision of those who planned the attack to choose a mix of high-explosive artillery shells that included deadly anti-personnel shells designed to maximize injuries on the ground — and the sustained firing of such shells, without warning, in close proximity to a large concentration of civilians — violated a key principle of international humanitarian law.”[17]

    via1996 shelling of Qana – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.


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