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Israeli Jets 'incinerate' fleeing family ["UN peacekeepers and hospital sources said."]
News.Com.AU ^ | July 16,2006 | staff writer

Posted on 07/15/2006 2:22:32 PM PDT by yankeedame

Jets 'incinerate' fleeing family

by Jihad Siqlawi in Tyre
16-07-2006

From: Agence France-Presse

 

ELEVEN children and seven adults were killed overnight in southern Lebanon, their bodies consumed by flames when an Israeli warplane opened fire on the convoy they were in, UN peacekeepers and hospital sources said. Their charred remains were extracted from the wreckage of the minibus and car they were travelling in and taken to hospital.

A doctor, Ali Zeineddine, said they were burned alive.

"It is very difficult to identify the bodies or to distinguish between girls or boys, as the 18 victims perished from the fire triggered by incendiary shells. They grilled," he said.

They had been among residents fleeing villages close to the Israeli border and were killed when missiles struck a car and a minibus near Shamaa, hospital sources said. The children were aged between 7 and 12.

An officer with the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL), who was involved in the evacuation operation, told AFP that his team removed most of the burnt bodies.

"Some of them were thrown on olive trees and even on haystacks," said the officer, who declined to be named.

An AFP correspondent saw the blackened bodies of five of those killed, a father and his four children, at the hospital in Tyre.

The father of two of the other children killed, Mahmoud Ghannam, 55, who was not with the targeted convoy, broke down when he arrived at the hospital.

"My God, my God. I can't make out the faces of my children. They are burnt black... Which ones are my children?" he cried, repeatedly hitting his head with his hands.

"My God, Israel is the enemy of mankind," he wailed.

Ten other people were transported to hospital for treatment for burns and fractures, medics said.

Initial reports had put the number of children killed at nine and said the missiles had been fired by an Israeli helicopter gunship.

One of the survivors, nine-year-old Batoul Aatrissi, said from her hospital bed: "There was a plane over our heads. My father parked on the side of the road. There was an explosion, the car was picked up and knocked over and we were thrown around the place."

Her 13-year-old cousin Sadeq, badly peppered with shrapnel, added: "I remember only one thing, finding myself alone in the car with its wheels in the air. I called out but there was nobody. Then I found myself here."

The deaths of the 18 in the convoy contributed to a total of 30 civilians killed in a series of Israeli raids across Lebanon on Saturday. Another 45 people were wounded.

A Lebanese army soldier was also killed in an Israeli military strike on the coastal city of Batroun, north of Beirut.

At least 92 civilians have been killed and 252 wounded in Lebanon since Israel began its assault on Lebanon after the capture of two soldiers and the killing of eight others by the Syrian-backed militant group Hezbollah early Wednesday.

The Israeli army said it regretted the deaths of civilians, but said Hezbollah militias were to blame for putting their lives in danger.

It said in a statement that it had targeted the area near Tyre because it was "used as launching grounds for missiles fired by Hezbollah terror organisation at Israel".

"The IDF (Israeli Defence Force) regrets civilian casualties while targeting the missile launching area," it said.

"Responsibility for endangering the civilian population rests on the organisation which operates and launches missiles at Israel from populated civilian areas," the army said.

Guerrillas have fired over 100 rockets from Lebanon into northern Israel over the past three days, killing four Israeli civilians.

Three people were also killed in another raid Saturday when Israeli jets struck the road leading to the main crossing of Masnaa between Lebanon and Syria, blocking passage across the border, police said.

And another three civilians were killed when Israeli jets fired missiles near a bridge on the outskirts of the northeastern town of Hermel on the border with Syria.

An Iraqi was killed and three other workers were wounded in an attack at a fuel station near the southern coastal city of Sidon, police said.

 
 



TOPICS: Israel; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: 2006israelwar; airstrikes; lebanon
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1 posted on 07/15/2006 2:22:36 PM PDT by yankeedame
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To: yankeedame

Jenin Massacre redux?


2 posted on 07/15/2006 2:25:15 PM PDT by cardinal4 (John Kerry-National Embarrassment)
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To: yankeedame
by Jihad Siqlawi in Tyre

Right.

3 posted on 07/15/2006 2:25:56 PM PDT by Zebra
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To: yankeedame
Illustration:


4 posted on 07/15/2006 2:26:07 PM PDT by thoughtomator (Famous last words: "what does Ibtz mean?")
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To: yankeedame

Yep, the avalanche of "baby milk factory bombing" stories is kicking into high gear. They can only run the "bombing the wedding party at 3 AM" stories so many times.


5 posted on 07/15/2006 2:26:14 PM PDT by Excuse_My_Bellicosity ("Sharpei diem - Seize the wrinkled dog.")
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To: yankeedame

Hopefully Hezbullah leadership.


6 posted on 07/15/2006 2:27:03 PM PDT by bnelson44 (Proud parent of a tanker! (Charlie Mike, son))
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To: yankeedame

I am sure they were baby milk factory workers.


7 posted on 07/15/2006 2:27:11 PM PDT by TheRedSoxWinThePennant
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To: yankeedame
War is hell for the civilian population. Especially those on the enemy side.

Victims of the Dresden bombing raid.

8 posted on 07/15/2006 2:29:35 PM PDT by LibFreeUSA
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To: LibFreeUSA

Sorry to hear that... but on the other hand...War is war.


9 posted on 07/15/2006 2:30:58 PM PDT by nikos1121 (Thank you again Jimmy Carter.)
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To: yankeedame

kill'em all. let God sort'em out.


10 posted on 07/15/2006 2:31:49 PM PDT by pipecorp (Al Lahsucks coxswain hell)
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To: yankeedame
From: Agence France-Presse .....Says it all... Where's the BARF alert
11 posted on 07/15/2006 2:32:36 PM PDT by radar101 (The two hallmarks of Liberals: Fantasy and Hypocrisy)
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To: Excuse_My_Bellicosity
Yep, the avalanche of "baby milk factory bombing" stories is kicking into high gear.

My thoughts exactly. I read the article and thought, "And we're off..."

IOW, brace yourself for zillions of BMFB ("baby milk factory bombing") stories of every way, shape, and form.

12 posted on 07/15/2006 2:32:42 PM PDT by yankeedame ("Oh, I can take it but I'd much rather dish it out.")
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To: nikos1121

Yeah, they died, must have not read the leaflets.


13 posted on 07/15/2006 2:33:31 PM PDT by bybybill (`IF THE RATS WIN, WE LOSE)
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To: cardinal4
"The father of two of the other children killed, Mahmoud Ghannam, 55, who was not with the targeted convoy, broke down when he arrived at the hospital."

Oh yes, I often send my children alone, without me, in convoys at night in a war zone.

...Rolls Eyes...

14 posted on 07/15/2006 2:34:07 PM PDT by Southack (Media Bias means that Castro won't be punished for Cuban war crimes against Black Angolans in Africa)
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To: yankeedame

I also have this super secret intelligence. Israel plans to attack all the puppy dog shelters in round 2 of the bombings.


15 posted on 07/15/2006 2:34:23 PM PDT by TheRedSoxWinThePennant
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To: LibFreeUSA
War is hell for the civilian population. Especially those on the enemy side.

Yep! Sure is. I'll bet just yesterday these "grilled" civilians were cheering on their Hezbollah buddies as Katyusha rockets were fired into Israel.

16 posted on 07/15/2006 2:35:33 PM PDT by Drew68
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To: LibFreeUSA
This was taken in Lebanon on September 12, 2001. I Notice children present, probably being prepped to kill "Infidels".
17 posted on 07/15/2006 2:36:47 PM PDT by radar101 (The two hallmarks of Liberals: Fantasy and Hypocrisy)
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To: bnelson44
Guess what! When you go out and start a war with Israel someone on your team usually gets hurt.
18 posted on 07/15/2006 2:38:20 PM PDT by ANGGAPO (LayteGulfBeachClub)
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To: Zebra
Possibly this story is partially true, but the victims were really killed in a bombing by Hizbollah and then a false story was fed to the media and the UN officials. Another possibility is that a convoy was bombed by the Israelis but the victims are not all innocent people and some top Hizbollah leaders were in this convoy and attempted to use the innocent people and children as shields to prevent an Israeli attack. (This could be more of the "cynical use of children" that Israel talks about.)

I think it's highly unlikely that Israel bombed a convoy of entirely innocent civilians. The Israelis are very good at gathering intelligence and doing surgical airstrikes that absolutely minimize civilian casualties.

19 posted on 07/15/2006 2:39:11 PM PDT by defenderSD (With my LCD's RGB at 57/57/57 & contrast = 80, Freeper opinion looks even sharper & more brilliant.)
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To: yankeedame
Brings to mind the image of the 'charred bodies' of American contractors hanging from the superstructure of the bridge in Baghdad, I believe it was. Muslims with idiot grins on their faces cavorting around like demented Hottentots at a barbecue.(apologies to Hottentots.)
20 posted on 07/15/2006 2:39:39 PM PDT by ArmyTeach (NOT ON MY WATCH!)
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To: yankeedame

Without being flippant, war is tragic. Innocents die.

The difference between today, and yesterday, is that yesterday Israeli innocents died. Today, the people who tolerated the presence of Hezbollah killers in their midst over the last decade must face the consequences of that. Lebanon now shares in the tragedy that Hezbollah brings where ever they go.


21 posted on 07/15/2006 2:40:21 PM PDT by marron
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To: yankeedame; Cindy; yonif; Alouette; Yehuda; dennisw; Lent; TorahTrueJew; Travis McGee; Jeff Head; ..
"My God, Israel is the enemy of mankind," he wailed.

Nice try there jihadist. It worked very well for Adolph Hitler. Of course your islamokazi brothers have only killed in peace, in Beirut, in 1993 in NYC, on 9/11 in NYC, Washington and Pennsylvania, in Bali, Indonesia, 1000's of times against Israel, in the Sudan, and Somalia, and Iran, and Algeria, in the Phillipines, in Jordan, in Egypt, in Rome, in Germany, in Holland, in England, in Spain, ad infinitum...

However, the world will eventually buy into your Adolph Hitler-esque dreck and come against Israel in the Last Days. You will then see the Second Coming of Christ as He destroys those that would wipe out the Jews. Good luck with that; you're going to need it in the final analysis.
22 posted on 07/15/2006 2:40:27 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 1 John 4:15, John 11:25, John 14:6, 1 Tim 2:5, John 3:17-18, John 20:31, 1 John 5:13)
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To: TheRedSoxWinThePennant
What happened to thr orphanages and the hospitals?
23 posted on 07/15/2006 2:41:10 PM PDT by ANGGAPO (LayteGulfBeachClub)
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To: Southack

Well, this didn't take long, did it?


24 posted on 07/15/2006 2:41:33 PM PDT by Howlin (Pres.Bush ought to be ashamed of himself for allowing foreign countries right on our borders!!~~Zook)
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To: bnelson44
"Hopefully Hezbullah leadership. "

Yeah, that's what I'm thinking and the Hezbollah leaders may have tried to use a group of civilians as shields to enable their escape after their location was identified. The French press is such a naive group of gullible clowns.

25 posted on 07/15/2006 2:42:18 PM PDT by defenderSD (With my LCD's RGB at 57/57/57 & contrast = 80, Freeper opinion looks even sharper & more brilliant.)
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To: yankeedame

GOOD.


26 posted on 07/15/2006 2:43:31 PM PDT by pleikumud
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To: ANGGAPO

they will infect them all with aids.


27 posted on 07/15/2006 2:43:37 PM PDT by TheRedSoxWinThePennant
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To: yankeedame

Whats amazing to me is how blatant the AP is being about their coverage. Every picture I've seen was of the innocent women and children that the IDF has killed. I sure don't see many (none) that show the people the terrorists have killed.


28 posted on 07/15/2006 2:43:39 PM PDT by driftdiver
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To: yankeedame
"My God, Israel is the enemy of mankind," he wailed.

====================================================================

No, Mahoud, they are the enemy of you, the Jew haters who want Israel pushed into the sea. And, I am the enemy of you.

29 posted on 07/15/2006 2:44:32 PM PDT by doug from upland (Stopping Hillary should be a FreeRepublic Manhattan Project)
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To: yankeedame

Israel attacks.........women and minorities hardest hit.


30 posted on 07/15/2006 2:44:53 PM PDT by somemoreequalthanothers (All for the betterment of "the state", comrade)
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To: Southack

Funny thing, but I remember reading the exact same story on three different occasions about a family of seven with five children that was wiped out by US bombing in Afghanistan. The three stories were about two months apart and all three were from the left-wing European press. They didn't even bother to rewrite it significantly and change the number of casualties. Good to see you're on this case.


31 posted on 07/15/2006 2:45:14 PM PDT by defenderSD (With my LCD's RGB at 57/57/57 & contrast = 80, Freeper opinion looks even sharper & more brilliant.)
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To: yankeedame

All Israel is demanding right now is the return of the two kidnapped soldiers. How hard can that be for them to do?


32 posted on 07/15/2006 2:45:22 PM PDT by jwalburg (It wasn't the Executive that Thomas Jefferson referred to as "the Despotic Branch.")
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To: pleikumud

Huh? how is kids dying good?

This is sad news!


33 posted on 07/15/2006 2:45:51 PM PDT by ketelone
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To: yankeedame

Israel also poisoned the Pali's water supply, but don't tell that to the AP!


34 posted on 07/15/2006 2:46:24 PM PDT by Radix (This vacation is almost over.)
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To: yankeedame

International Islamospeak translated:

"Hizbollah members and their recruits incinerated while fleeing to Syria."


35 posted on 07/15/2006 2:46:39 PM PDT by gogogodzilla (I criticize everyone... and then breath some radioactive fire and stomp on things.)
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To: F15Eagle

oh and in Iraq, in Afghanistan, in Chechnya, in Russia, in Kuwait, in Saudi Arabia (yes, you jihadists even kill your own), and on and on and on the worldwide jihad goes - TROP bringing the world death and destruction for at least 14 centuries ...


36 posted on 07/15/2006 2:47:54 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 1 John 4:15, John 11:25, John 14:6, 1 Tim 2:5, John 3:17-18, John 20:31, 1 John 5:13)
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To: radar101


37 posted on 07/15/2006 2:48:42 PM PDT by raygun (Give the Dog a Timmy.)
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To: yankeedame

Somehow someway the Dems will spin this into "Bush's Fault"


38 posted on 07/15/2006 2:50:13 PM PDT by skimask (People who care what you do don't matter.......People who matter don't care what you do.)
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To: ketelone

Wow, you actually believe the drivel that the Islamopropagandists spew.


39 posted on 07/15/2006 2:51:07 PM PDT by gogogodzilla (I criticize everyone... and then breath some radioactive fire and stomp on things.)
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To: yankeedame
brace yourself for zillions of BMFB ("baby milk factory bombing") stories of every way, shape, and form.

I'm waiting for the "wedding party slaughter" story -- should be any day now.

40 posted on 07/15/2006 2:52:14 PM PDT by Mr. Mojo
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To: yankeedame

I forget, who started this "aggression", Israel or its enemies?


41 posted on 07/15/2006 2:52:28 PM PDT by The Brush
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To: Radix

I thought it was that Israel was using pretty, scantily-clad IDF women to corrupt the Palisimian youth?

Arafart himself said so, so it must be true.


42 posted on 07/15/2006 2:53:38 PM PDT by gogogodzilla (I criticize everyone... and then breath some radioactive fire and stomp on things.)
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To: yankeedame

Traveling in a convoy in a war zone is not too bright an idea.


43 posted on 07/15/2006 2:55:20 PM PDT by JimRed ("Hey, hey, Teddy K., how many girls did you drown today?" (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help m)
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To: The Brush
"My God, my God. I can't make out the faces of my children. They are burnt black... Which ones are my children?" he cried, repeatedly hitting his head with his hands.

"My God, Israel is the enemy of mankind," he wailed.

Now you know how *WE* felt on 9-11. And still do.

44 posted on 07/15/2006 2:55:42 PM PDT by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
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To: ANGGAPO
When you go out and start a war with Israel someone on your team usually gets hurt.

Well said! See my tagline.

45 posted on 07/15/2006 2:57:50 PM PDT by Disambiguator (Don't mess with Israel.)
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To: The Brush
Why, Israel did, of course! The local Muslim population was just minding its own business, not firing rockets into Israel or anything, when suddenly the Zionist oppressors decided to kill some women and children so that they could drink their blood as part of their evil Jewish rituals!

< /sarc >

46 posted on 07/15/2006 2:58:55 PM PDT by Gordongekko909 (I know. Let's cut his WHOLE BODY off.)
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To: Disambiguator

It's war. People get killed as it doesn't discriminate between innocent and guilty.

Political Correctness=the end of Israel.


47 posted on 07/15/2006 2:59:11 PM PDT by pravknight (Liberalism under the guise of magisterial teaching is still heresy)
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To: yankeedame

This is almost certainly a story about hezbullah thugs and their families fleeing their own sh**storm. Don't hold your breath waiting for me to feel sorry for em....


48 posted on 07/15/2006 3:10:19 PM PDT by tomzz
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To: yankeedame

Release the soldiers.


49 posted on 07/15/2006 3:12:35 PM PDT by blam
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To: yankeedame
Oh, goody. Now that the Islamofascists are getting their butts handed to them, it's time for the usual Islamic propaganda.

And, as usual, the Leftist swine repeat exactly what they're told.

50 posted on 07/15/2006 3:20:19 PM PDT by Reactionary (The Barking of the Native Moonbat is the Sound of Moral Nitwittery)
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