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Lebanese website blames Hizbullah for Qana deaths

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Lebanese website blames Hizbullah for Qana deaths

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Anti-Syrian elements in Lebanon openly point finger at
Hizbullah as guilty of killing of dozens of civilians in
order to curtail plans for disarming group. 'Hizbullah has
placed rocket launcher on building's roof and brought
invalid children inside in bid to provoke Israeli response,'
they write Roee Nahmias YNET 1 August 2006

Is Hizbullah behind the tragic incident in the village of
Qana that claimed the lives of some 60 people? While the
Israeli army continues to investigate the circumstances
leading to the building's collapse, some in Lebanon do not
hesitate to point the finger at the Shiite organization and
claim it is to blame for the death of dozens.

The Lebanese website LIBANOSCOPIE , associated with
Christian elements in the country and which openly supports
the anti-Syrian movement called the "March 14 Forces,"
reported that Hizbullah has masterminded a plan that would
result in the killing of innocents in the Qana village, in a
bid to foil Lebanese Prime Minister Fouad Siniora's "Seven
Points Plan", which calls for deployment of the Lebanese
army in southern Lebanon and the disarming of Hizbullah.

'Disabled children placed inside building'

"We have it from a credible source that Hizbullah, alarmed
by Siniora's plan, has concocted an incident that would help
thwart the negotiations.

Knowing full well that Israel will not hesitate to bombard
civilian targets, Hizbullah gunmen placed a rocket launcher
on the roof in Qana and brought disabled children inside, in
a bid to provoke a response by the Israeli Air Force. In
this way, they were planning to take advantage of the death
of innocents and curtail the negotiation initiative," the
site stated.

The site's editors also claimed that not only did Hizbullah
stage the event, but that it also chose Qana for a specific
reason: "They used Qana because the village had already
turned into a symbol for massacring innocent civilians, and
so they set up 'Qana 2'." Notably, the incident has indeed
been dubbed "The second Qana massacre" by the Arab media.

(08.01.06, 07:53)

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