Tuesday, August 08, 2006

Hezbollah uses Christian villages as shields in missile attacks

Here's some insight into how civilians are being treated by Hezbollah from the Catholic New Agency. Extract below ... I have little knowledge of the CNA, so perhaps their reports need to be taken with a pinch of salt - or even better investigated and confirmed or rebuffed by a member of the MSM ( after all thats what they are for ).

"A Christian from the village of Ain Ebel, who requested to remain nameless for fear of a reprisal from Hezbollah, reported that he found Hezbollah fighters setting up a launcher on his rooftop. Hezbollah fighters ignored his pleas to stop and fired the missiles. He immediately gathered his family and fled his home, which was bombed 15 minutes later by an Israeli air strike.

Hezbollah has also attempted to stop Christians from fleeing their villages. According to Christian Solidarity International, on July 28, Hezbollah fighters fired upon several Christians fleeing Rmeish with their families, wounding two.

Sami El-Khoury, president of the World Maronite Union, adds that media reports about Christian support for Hezbollah are inaccurate. "

1 comment:

Ellee Seymour said...

It is so horrific, I simply don't see how a resolution can be achieved soon, it is getting more and more entrenched.