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July 25, 2006

Even the U.N. Faults Hezbollah for Deaths

U.N.'s Jan Egeland

Now that it's known that the Lebanese hold Hezbollah responsible for the deaths of civilians, it seems that even the U.N. has come up with the gumption to admit the fact. AP reports on a press conference with Jan Egeland, the U.N. humanitarian chief:

"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 next.

(Hat tip: IMRA)

Posted by TS at July 25, 2006 08:33 AM


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