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May 27, 2016 9:49 am

UN Demands Israel Pay Restitution for 1996 Shelling of Lebanese Village

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The Israeli flag. The U.N. demands that Israel pay restitution for the 1996 shelling of a Lebanese village. Photo: Wikimedia Commons.

The Israeli flag. The U.N. demands that Israel pay restitution for the 1996 shelling of a Lebanese village. Photo: Wikimedia Commons.

JNS.org – A United Nations body has demanded that Israel pay restitution for the accidental shelling of a UN compound in the southern Lebanese village of Qana in 1996.

During Operation Grapes of Wrath, the Israel Defense Forces, while engaged in heavy fighting with the Hezbollah terror group, accidentally bombarded a United Nations Interim Force In Lebanon (UNIFIL) compound that also served as a refugee camp. The compound provided shelter for some 800 Lebanese civilians, 106 of whom were killed in the attack.

The Fifth Committee of the UN General Assembly, which is responsible for administration and monetary matters, has been urging Israel to pay compensation of $1.17 million. Israeli Ambassador to the UN Danny Danon said Israel is refusing the demand.

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“Hezbollah terrorists were those who had attacked Israel and its civilians, while using the citizens of Lebanon as a human shield, and Israel is the one that ends up with a restitution demand,” said Danon.

“This is an absurd situation in which Israel is urged to pay for the war crimes of a terror organization,” he added.

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  • Sherlock Holmes

    There is a other restitution that also needs to be settled. 700,000 Arabs left Israel in 1948 and need restitution as a full and final settlement for loss of property etc. In 1948 onwards, About 850,000 Jews were pushed out of Islamic states where Jews had lived since Bible times. Their homes, businesses and bank accounts were seized. They require restitution. The democratic Iraqi govt passed a law giving restitution to victims of the govt previous to Saddam Hussein, but NOT for victims of Saddam, many of whom were Jewish. This is how a free and democratic Iraq legislates!

  • Israel and Africa demand full remunerations for African and Jewish holocaust under the europeans

    Israel and Africa demand full remunerations for African and Jewish holocaust under the europeans

  • brenrod

    first pay the jews all the back compensation

  • JarredS

    Does the UN accept payment in Camel Dung….

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