Sunday, July 30, 2006

Reactions to Qana's Massacre

In an impassioned television address, Lebanese Prime Minister Fouad Siniora said: "Out of respect for the souls of our innocent martyrs and the remains of our children buried under the rubble of Qana, we scream out to our fellow Lebanese and to other Arab brothers and to the whole world to stand united in the face of the Israeli war criminals."

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The Syrian Arab News Agency reported that Syrian President Bashar Assad called Lebanese President Emile Lahoud and "expressed his shock and sorrow over the ugly massacre Israel has committed today against the innocent civilians in Qana that clearly reflect the barbarism of this aggressive entity and the state --terrorism it practices before the eyes and the ears of the world."

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Javier Solana, the European Union's high representative, said he spoke to Lebanese Prime Minister Fouad Siniora and "expressed profoundly dismay and deep sorrow at the attacks and death of innocent civilians in Qana.

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Benita Ferrero-Waldner, European Union external affairs commissioner, said the "attack on the city of Qana means an escalation of violence that is unjustifiable at a time when the international community is jointly working to find a solution to the conflict."

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"France condemns this injustifiable action which shows more than ever the neeed to reach an immediate cease-fire without which other tragedies can only be repeated."

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Jordan's King Abdullah, the first Arab leader to react to the Israeli airstrike, said it was an "ugly crime" that was a "gross violation of all international statutes."

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2 comments:

  1. Qana... 10 years later, same atrocity, same criminals:
    video about 1996 crime, and an article By ROBERT FISK. same words still apply.
    http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/quana_01_19_03.htm

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  2. Thank you for the link to this video, *sigh* you reminded me of such horrible times, the first time was in 1996 that I had seen a headless baby, less than 3months old not more....

    Being repeated now. I hope the world is seeing the violence and criminal of the Israelis army.

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