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    Saturday, August 05, 2006

    No Sanctuary: A Lebonese surgeon laments the brutality of Israel:

    "Look what they did to this place," Dr. Fatah said, shaking his head. "Why in the world would the Israelis target a hospital?"

    Bombing a hospital is a clear violation of decency. Why would the Israelis do such a thing?

    The probable answer was found a few hours later in a field nearby. Hidden in the tall grass were the burned remnants of a rocket-launcher.

    Confronted with the evidence, Dr. Fatah admitted his hospital could have been used as a site from which to fire rockets into Israel.


    Oh, that's why.

    When a hospital is used as a launching site for an attack, it ceases to be a hospital. It's becomes a battleground whose fighters don't have the sense to move the sick and wounded out of harm's way.
     

    posted by Sydney on 8/05/2006 06:45:00 AM 4 comments

    4 Comments:

    War is so ugly. I am so disappointed in the stories from each side of this new war. Especially those of human shields. My thoughts were with those unsuspecting healthcare providers and patients in that hospital when this story hit the news.

    By Blogger Intelinurse2B, at 9:32 PM  

    I find it difficult to believe that ANYONE other than a comotose patient could be UNAWARE of rocket launchers being deployed in a hospital building.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 4:12 PM  

    Oh gee...I guess we WERE being used as a rocket launcher!

    Idiot.

    Sorry, but Israeli side of things just never seems to get out there.

    Ooops...just broke my vow to stay 99.9% apolitical

    By Anonymous kim, at 1:09 AM  

    The sad truth is that innocent civilians including children are the unfortunate victims of hatred and mistrust.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 11:25 PM  

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