The Hezbollah and the Israeli attack
on southern Lebanon
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The Qana Massacre
- Deliberate Israeli bombing of civilian
neighborhoods in Lebanon constitutes a war crime
- Press release from Workers World publishers, 17 April 1996.
The United States sends $7 million each day to Israel so that
it can carry out the Pentagon's proxy wars against the
oppressed people of the Middle East. Use the money for jobs
at home, not Israeli aggression against Arab people.
- Israel Out Of Lebanon! Stop The Bombing Now!
Socialist Workers call for protests
- Statement was issued by Socialist Workers Party candidates
James Harris, for U.S. president, and Laura Garza, for
vice president, 17 April 1996, in The
Militant, 29 April 1996. The Socialist Workers
campaign places the blame for the destruction and slaughter
in Lebanon on those who systematically unleashed the terror,
the Zionist masters of the colonial-settler state of Israel
and its backers in Washington and other imperialist
- Tel Aviv Launches Terror Campaign
- By Brian Taylor, The Militant,
29 April 1996. Israel's
Operation Grapes of Wrath
is the latest act of aggression (including the massacre
at Qana and massive civilian dislocation) and has been
the most serious escalation by Israeli forces since 1993
and the first assault on the Lebanese capital, Beirut,
- Letter to the Editor of the
The New York Times,
- By Ronald Bleier, [7 May 1996] Israelbacked by the U.S.
veto at the Security Council will determine when to
stop its barbarous shelling of Qana and cease forcing half a
million people to leave their homes. The latest Israeli-U.S.
proposals, calling on Hezbollah to stop its attacks in the
security zone ignore widespread Arab
resistance to Israel's illegal occupation of 440 square
miles of Southern Lebanon.
- JCOME Press Release
- By the Jewish Committee on the Middle East, 9 May 1996.
The evidence is now overwhelming that Israel's unprecedented
attack on the U.N. base at Qana in southern Lebanon last
month was a deliberate act as the U.N. itself has recently
concluded, and that the highest officials in Israel have
purposefully tried to deceive the U.N. and lied to the
world about what happened at Qana and why.
- Massacre in Lebanon: Israelis knew, and U.S.
knew they knew
- By Hillel Cohen, Workers World,
16 May 1996. An Israeli artillery barrage on April 18
killed 102 Lebanese civilians in the UN
encampment at Qana. The UN confirms that the attack was a
deliberate move by the Israeli army. The UN General
Assembly had already condemned Israel for the 16-day
offensive in Lebanon, but that received little notice in
the U.S. media.
- Israel's Blitzkreig (excerpt)
- By Alexander Cockburn, The Nation,
20 May 1996. Israeli onslaught on Lebanon ignored in US
controlled press. The Hezbollah was represented as an
Iran-backed, Syrian-manipulated terror gang. But in fact
merely resisted an illegal Israeli occupation of southern
security zone). You would not know from
the coverage that Hezbollah is a political party that has
elected representatives in the Lebanese Parliament.
- Qana massacre coverup successful
- Mid-East Realities, 2 July 1996. The
premeditated Qana massacre and the U.S./Israeli coverup. The
political fall out for Peres. Attached is an article by Robert
Fisk, The Independent, 1 June
1996 An Israeli army operation to plant booby-trap bombs
inside the United Nations zone in southern Lebanon led to
the Qana massacre last month in which well over 100 Lebanese
civilians were killed by Israeli shells while sheltering in
a UN base.
Documents subsequent to Qana
- Smart missile scares Lebanon
- By Robert Fisk, The Independent,
7 July 1998. Israel has introduced a new Spike guided anti-personnel rocket
in occupied Lebanon. The
Spike is believed to
be made by the Israeli Raphael missile company, which has
close technical and financial links with the US Lockheed
company in Florida. It was previously used to assassinate
- The Landscape of Opposition
- By Edward Said, [source unknown], [7 March 2001]. Israel's
defeat in south Lebanon, its hasty withdrawal, and the still
turbulent situation there requires sober analysis free of
the distortions of the US media. Lebanon was never really
defence of Israel's northern border, but
originally to defeat the PLO and then to change Lebanon's
political structure to Israel's advantage, and finally to
pressure Syria into accepting its diktats.