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MK Barakeh: Government carrying out massacres under U.S. protection
By Gideon Alon and Yoav Stern, Haaretz Correspondents
Left-wing factions of Knesset on Sunday denounced the Israel Air Force strike on the Lebanese village of Qana that left 54 people dead.
MK Mohhamed Barakeh (Hadash) said the only result of the offensive being waged by Olmert and Peretz in Lebanon is a series of war crimes. "The government has decided to carry out massacres in Gaza and Lebanon under the protection of the U.S."
Meretz chairman Yossi Beilin said the large number of civilian casualties at Qana proves that prolonging the campaign in Lebanon won't help obtain the operation's objectives.
Beilin added that no Israel Defense Forces statement could justify the pictures of innocent casualties, nor the reality that another strike like this could happen again.
MK Avshalom Vilan (Meretz) called for negotiations, adding "what happened there is a humanitarian disaster that no one intended, but the outcome is a black flag
Originally posted by V Kaminski
Thanx, Pie. I was beginning to think the entire nation of Israel drank the group-think "Kool-Aid"! At least some can "handle the truth" and this is a good sign. Enough? One teardrop in an ocean of dysfunction.
Qana v1.0, Qana v2.0...What's next?