7 August, 2006
Massacre in Houla as Arab countries discuss UN draft
Lebanese PM Siniora slams Israel’s “terrorism” for loss of civilian life. The Arab League backs Lebanon’s demands for changes to UN draft resolution. Death toll climbs in both countries.
Beirut (AsiaNews) – An Israeli air strike has killed more than 40 people in the southern Lebanese border village of Houla. Visibly moved, Lebanon's Prime Minister Fouad Siniora told an Arab foreign ministers meeting in Beirut about the “a horrific massacre”, saying that Israel is fighting terrorism by practicing “state terrorism”. The Houla incident was one of the many military actions taken by Israel today near the border as well as in south Beirut, the Bekaa Valley and Tyre.