Thursday, August 03, 2006

Death toll at Qana less that expected

Via Human Rights Watch

A preliminary Human Rights Watch investigation into the July 30 Israeli air strike in Qana found that 28 people are confirmed dead thus far, among them 16 children, Human Rights Watch said today.

"The deaths in Qana were the predictable result of Israel's indiscriminate bombing campaign in Lebanon, said Sarah Leah Whitson," director of the Middle East and North Africa division at Human Rights Watch. "Only an impartial international investigation can find out what really took place."

The initial estimate of 54 persons killed was based on a register of 63 persons who had sought shelter in the basement of the building that was struck, and rescue teams having located nine survivors. It now appears that at least 22 people escaped the basement, and 28 are confirmed dead, according to records from the Lebanese Red Cross and the government hospital in Tyre.

Thirteen people remain missing, and some Qana residents fear they are buried in the rubble, although recovery efforts have stopped.

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hezbollah staged the whole ordeal, just like the "Jenin massacre". The Islamo-Nazi death cult marches on.

Alan said...

Unusual for you not to blog for so long. Hope all is well....

Maysun said...

Yes, hope you're fine.

Psyberian said...

Whare are you HG?

Psyberian said...

(Ah! Excuse my English.)

Raj Srivastava said...

Has Hume's Ghost entered the state of death beyond death? Has he vanished forever? I hope not. He was becoming one of the best bloggers. Also, "Hume's Ghost" is one of the best monikers I have ever come across. Obscure and very funny!

Psyberian said...

You're missing out on all of the fun HG! Can you at least throw one quick post or comment up for us?

politically lost said...

Time to come back from the undead.

I just did.

gawker said...

Hope all is well. Hope you come back eventually.