Tuesday, July 25, 2006

Israel shelled UN compound in Lebanon 1996. 106 civilians killed.

April 18, 2006 will mark the 10th year since Israel's shelling of a UN Compound in Qana, Lebanon left 106 civilians and more than 300 injured, marking one of Lebanon's bloodiest massacres.

On April 18, 1996, Israeli Armed Forces shelled a United Nations Interim Forces in Lebanon (UNIFIL) Compound in Qana, Lebanon killing 106 civilians and wounding hundreds of others. The shelling marked one of the bloodiest massacres in Lebanon’s modern history. Israeli and American pressures shelved a UN investigation, but legal actions are now being taken in an effort to redress this injustice.


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