July 24, 2006
Hezbollah's 'Cowardly' Use of Civilians
When the U. N. finally starts condemning terrorist organizations something very unusual must be afoot, after all, the U. N. prefers to condemn Israel, their favorite scapegoat. The Bush doctrine must trickling into the densest minds, even the ones at the U. N. Or could it be Israel's refusal to roll over and die? Or maybe the Sunnis are more scared of the Shia-Iranian threat than they want to let on. I don't think that the world is just plain sick and tired of senseless butchery and blood letting, but, who knows?, it might have had its fill for now.
U.N. Chief Accuses Hezbollah of 'Cowardly Blending' Among Refugees
Monday, July 24, 2006
LARNACA, Cyprus - The U.N. humanitarian chief accused Hezbollah on Monday of "cowardly blending" among Lebanese civilians and causing the deaths of hundreds during two weeks of cross-border violence with Israel.
The militant group has built bunkers and tunnels near the Israeli border to shelter weapons and fighters, and its members easily blend in among civilians.
Jan Egeland spoke with reporters at the Larnaca airport in Cyprus late Monday after a visit to Lebanon on his mission to coordinate an international aid effort. On Sunday he had toured the rubble of Beirut's southern suburbs, a once-teeming Shiite district where Hezbollah had its headquarters.
On Monday he had strong words for Hezbollah, which crossed into Israel and captured two Israeli soldiers on July 12, triggering fierce fighting from both sides.
"Consistently, from the Hezbollah heartland, my message was that Hezbollah must stop this cowardly blending ... among women and children," he said. "I heard they were proud because they lost very few fighters and that it was the civilians bearing the brunt of this. I don't think anyone should be proud of having many more children and women dead than armed men."
"We need a cessation of hostilities because this is a war where civilians are paying the price," said Egeland, who was heading to Israel.
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