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Originally posted by ThePieMaN
12:21 Rice: It is time to get to a cease-fire in Lebanon (Reuters)
Last update - 13:08 30/07/2006
Olmert: Hezbollah used Qana as base to launch 100s of rockets
By Haaretz Service
Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, responding to harsh criticism of an Israeli air strike that cost scores of lives in the south Lebanese village of Qana, said Sunday that Hezbollah had used Qana as a base for launching hundreds of rockets at Israel.
"From the village and its surroundings, hundreds of Katyusha (rockets) have been fired at Israel, toward Kiryat Shmona and Afula," Olmert said during a cabinet meeting, according to a participant in the meeting.
Qana was the scene of an April, 1996, in which Israeli shelling of a base of United Nations peacekeepers in Qana killed more than 100 civilians sheltering there during Operation Grapes of Wrath
Originally posted by MRGERBIK
Congratulations the u.s. just helped give Osama another birthday present
Originally posted by FallenFromTheTree
I don't have the link, but supposedly Lebanon's PM, just forwarded a message
to Condi Rice saying that her planned return visit is no longer welcome.
Israel air strike kills 40
By Hussein Saad
QANA, Lebanon (Reuters) - An Israeli air strike killed at least 40 Lebanese civilians, including 23 children, on Sunday, prompting Lebanon to tell U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice she was unwelcome in Beirut before a ceasefire.
Hundreds of protesters chanting "Death to Israel, Death to America" stormed the U.N. headquarters in Beirut, even though witnesses said Hizbollah officials tried to discourage them.
Rice, who plans to stay on in Israel, said she was deeply saddened by the air raid on the southern village of Qana, but stopped well short of calling for an immediate cease-fire.
It was the bloodiest single attack during Israel’s 19-day-old war on Hizbollah guerrillas.
Hizbollah vowed to retaliate. "This horrific massacre will not go without a response," it said in a statement.
Lebanese Prime Minister Fouad Siniora said he would not hold negotiations before a ceasefire and officials said they had told Rice her planned visit to Beirut could not go ahead.
Originally posted by Escrotumus
Let's all not forget what caused the death of these people: hezbollah.