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  Qana - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Qana is a village located southeast of Tyre, Lebanon.
On April 18, 1996, during heavy fighting between the Israeli Defense Forces and Hezbollah during "Operation Grapes of Wrath", a Fijian UNIFIL battallion compound was shelled by Israeli artillery.
Critics of Israel often refer to this attack as the Qana massacre.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Qana_Massacre   (832 words)

 HRW Campaigns
Qana was not an exception to this pattern, and the only reason that the world took notice was because it was the most horrific Israeli attack to date.
Referring to the Qana attack, he said that the IDF "had to adopt very strange and unusual procedures, which involve reacting with very short warning times." It had long been standard operating procedure in south Lebanon that "shell warnings" of imminent Israeli attacks were communicated to UNIFIL forces by the IDF.
The most contentious issue regarding Qana is whether the Israeli attack was accidental or deliberate, and whether the shells that landed inside the base were stray shells—known as artillery scatter—from the barrage launched toward the Hizballah mortar site, or whether these shells were part of a separate firing.
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 Robert Fisk's, Eyewitness Report From 1996: Massacre in Sanctuary
Qana, southern Lebanon - It was a massacre.
Travelling back to Beirut to file my report on the Qana massacre to the Independent last night, I found two Israeli gunboats firing at the civilian cars on the river bridge north of Sidon.
The Sabra and Chatila massacre of Palestinians by Israel's militia allies in 1982 doomed Israel's 1982 invasion.
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 Qana Massacre biography .ms   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The Qana Massacre took place on April 18, 1996 in the headquarters of the Fijian battalion of UNIFIL, located in the small town of Qana, in southern Lebanon.
The compound came under a heavy artillery shelling by the M-109A2 155 mm guns of a nearby Israeli Defense Forces unit in response to two rocket and mortar attacks launched earlier that day (towards the unit) from nearby the compound.
The UN investigated the incident in detail, concluding "while the possibility cannot be ruled out completely, the pattern of impacts in the Qana area makes it unlikely that the shelling of the United Nations compound was the result of technical and/or procedural errors".
qana-massacre.biography.ms   (277 words)

 A Sort of Chorus of Screaming
A 15-year-old Qana survivor who accompanied the group noted somewhat trenchantly that perhaps it wasn’t such a coincidence that only two U.N. soldiers were wounded during the shelling.
The U.N. report, whose release on May 6 greatly angered both the Israeli and American ambassadors to the U.N. because it suggested that the artillery attack was not a mistake, said that eight shells aimed at the center of the Fijian camp had proximity fuses.
And on April 18, in the course of a mere 20 minutes, the Israeli army robbed with impunity 800 Lebanese of many of the family ties that are among the few joys in a life that has seen 18-years of Israeli occupation and oppression.
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A horrible massacre took place when Israeli warplanes raided a crowded residential area using the most developed weapons killing and wounding many citizens.
The massacre took place at Al- Husseinieh building where people took shelter from the shelling of the Israeli soldiers who stormed the town with a huge number of military vehicles.
The occupation forces planted an explosive device in the Husseinieh building of the town.It was detonated during the distribution of aid to the citizens who lost their lives.