Skip to comments.Report Accuses Hezbollah of Indiscriminate Attacks on Civilians in '06 War
Posted on 08/30/2007 8:45:39 AM PDT by Lorianne
BEIRUT, Aug. 29 -- An international human rights group has concluded that Lebanon's Hezbollah movement indiscriminately attacked civilians during its conflict with Israel last summer, a finding that prompted denunciations from both the Lebanese government and Hezbollah.
In that climate, New York-based Human Rights Watch canceled a news conference it had planned to hold Thursday in Beirut to release the report, and its officials said they were being unfairly silenced.
The 126-page report found that "as a party of an armed conflict governed by international humanitarian law," Hezbollah had "violated fundamental prohibitions against deliberate and indiscriminate attacks against civilians."
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Say it aint so.
Why isn’t Nasrallah dead yet?
This information was released by a human rights group and printed in the Washington Post?
Is this an Onion Post?
Did you see this?
I thought only the US and Israel killed civilians...
“its officials said they were being unfairly silenced.”
Telling the truth these days is not very popular. Obviously, it’s a new experience for Human Rights Watch, not to mention the WP.
Gee, ya think? They were only firing rockets with no guidance systems, each stuffed with some 40,000 ball bearings, into highly populated civilian areas.
But ARABS can't do stuff like that! Only the US murders civilians! I can't stand it! I'm MEEEELTIIIIIINNGGGG!
It's gotta be.
Indiscriminate? Those civilians who died were TARGETED, with the handy “excuse” that if it hadn’t been for the Israelis fighting back, all this “collateral damage” would not have happened.
This is just how the Hezbollah prunes out the “politically unreliable”, by making the locals more afraid of THEM than they are of the Israelis.
Thanks, was a thread earlier today. Only took them a year to figure out rocketing population centers is a no no.
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