Qana bombing: Building collapsed eight hours after attack

posted at 2:32 pm on July 30, 2006 by Allahpundit

I have a crazy hunch that the people who believe a controlled demolition took down the Towers on 9/11 will be decidedly more skeptical about this one:

“The attack on the structure in the Qana village took place between midnight and one in the morning. The gap between the timing of the collapse of the building and the time of the strike on it is unclear,” Brigadier General Amir Eshel, Head of the Air Force Headquarters told journalists at the Defense Ministry in Tel Aviv, following the incidents at Qana.

Eshel and the head of the IDF’s Operational Branch, Major General Gadi Eisnkot said the structure was not being attacked when it collapsed, at around 8:00 in the morning.

The IDF believes that Hizbullah explosives in the building were behind the explosion that caused the collapse.

Another possibility is that the rickety building remained standing for a few hours, but eventually collapsed.

The IDF also says more than 150 rockets have been fired from Qana over the past 20 days. Seeing is believing.

I’ve got more updates coming plus video of Gillerman on Meet the Press morning. The UN Security Council is meeting this afternoon and, according to Bolton, will probably issue a “presidential statement” condemning the bombing.

Stand by.

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So,the possibility that Hezbollah blew the building for PR value is being looked at.Sadly,if these charges proves to be true,even with iron-clad proof the moonbats will not be swayed.

bbz123 on July 30, 2006 at 3:02 PM

Where’s the Doctrine of Proportionality?

Seems like the Israelis owe this one town alone 150 missiles to be delivered upon civilian targets.

They have been cheated out of the use of U.N. vehicles, U.N. Peacekeeping posts, and of course, ambulances of any nationality.

We need a proportional response. Quit the cherry-picking. Kill everyone except people of your book. I don’t care if your book is Time Magazine. Kill. Kill. Kill.

Stop acting like Jews, and start acting like Hezbos.

entagor on July 30, 2006 at 3:15 PM

It’s time to run that cartoon again showing the baby carriage in front of the terrorists and behind the Israeli soldiers.

Isn’t it interesting how the MSM doesn’t even entertain the notion of why dozens of children were scattered around Hezbollah missile launching sites, especially after the Israeli military urged civilians to flee?

It would help if Rice could mention the fact that these kids were human shields and publicly focus on the moral differences between the Israelis and the terrorists instead of simply urging the Israelis to have more restraint.

januarius on July 30, 2006 at 4:06 PM

It’s almost like a self fulfilling prophecy-call it a self fulfilling curse:
Muslims hate Jews. Hezbollah stays in residential areas to create more matryrs when Israel responds to attacks. More martyrs means that the hate will continue for another generation, as the families of those children killled will have all the more reason to hate Israel, when actually they should be hating Hezbollah for killing their children. Those killed in this fighting is sort of a warped imperfect reflection of the outrage of Beslan: We in the West have our resolve confirmed because of that happened at a school in Belsan. Now Muslims will have their resolve strengthened because of what is happening in Lebanon. But in both cases, the fault lies with the agressors, the Muslims.
May God continue to Bless Israel and curse her enemies.

Doug on July 30, 2006 at 4:45 PM

AP never sleeps..always vigilant. This is exactly the kind of thing that should be exposed by the MSM but will be overlooked. Good Luck have more than one enemy at work in the world.

labwrs on July 30, 2006 at 5:49 PM

Come on now! You’re not going to find anyone to believe these guys would purposely kill their own people! I’m sure BetterOffBlue will tell you how insane that is. Silly people! Hezbollah is clearly the protector of all that is good.

Note: Before I get bombarded by responses telling me to open my eyes … the above paragraph is what you call “sarcasm.”

SirGregor on July 30, 2006 at 6:01 PM

Allahpundit, just a small side question. I see that this thread says it has 19 comments. But I can only read 6. Is this because of some delay in the comments showing up, or did you have to delete a bunch of comments for innapropriate content?

Like I said, not a big deal. I was just wondering.

EFG on July 30, 2006 at 6:18 PM

I just wish Israel would quit holding back. According to reports, there are thousands in Lebanon shouting “Death to Israel, death to America. We sacrifice our blood and souls for Lebanon.”

I think we should grant them the opportunity.


GT on July 30, 2006 at 6:23 PM

EFG, I think the trackbacks/pings count in the total

bbz123 on July 30, 2006 at 6:43 PM

Thanks bbz123!

It was right infront of my eyes all this time and I didn’t get it.

EFG on July 30, 2006 at 6:57 PM

Yeah,EFG, I have the same problem all of the time with my….oh nevermind.

bbz123 on July 30, 2006 at 8:13 PM

Clever these Arabs. They won’t stand up and fight but they win every propaganda battle aided and abetted by British newsmen with cockney accents. The “Civilian” casualties and the “dead children” in Qana are nothing but an extension of Marine “atrocity” charges in Iraq. The military machines of the USA and Israel come crunching to a halt at the mere rumor of an “atrocity”. Forget that USA and Israel have made every effort to avoid killing civilians. Forget that fanatic suicide bombers in Iraq have murdered thousands of fellow Arabs. Forget that Hezbollah attacked Israel and murdered and kidnapped Israeli soldiers. Forget that the Hezbollaqh fires Katusha rockets into Israel indiscriminately–hitting hospitals, places of worship and private houses. We’re the bad guys. Just listen to the reporters with the cockney accents.

MaiDee on July 30, 2006 at 10:23 PM

IF the building was dropped by Hezbollah and not the Israelis, then I think it is going to backfire badly on them.

The new reports I saw UNIVERSALLY did not mention an 8 hour delay between the strike and the collapse. Either they didn’t know or they spiked it.

If our leftist media spiked it, they did it to advance Hezbollah’s cause. I suspect that the blogosphere will rip them all “new ones” ala Dan Rather in that case.

georgej on July 30, 2006 at 10:41 PM

Check this out/ not for the squeamish

Notice the pacifier hanging from the child,it is brand new,no dust at all on it.

These are some scum for the bottom of the barrel.

bbz123 on July 30, 2006 at 11:50 PM

Either way you put it. Collateral damage is an ugly fact of war. An understanding of strategy would lead one to believe the Hiz did this as a desperate measure.. and guess what?? it worked… A 48 hour ceasfire while trucks make the mad dash from Syria to Lebanon to resupply. Hooray UN you worthless organization. Neville Chamberlain would be very proud. At least he didn’t have Iraqi blood money on his hands. “Peace in our time” my friends!

reflexx on July 31, 2006 at 1:01 AM

8:20 p.m.: The U.N. Security Council passes a statement expressing “extreme shock and distress” over Israel’s bombing of civilians in Qana but does not condemn it.

Pablo on July 31, 2006 at 4:13 AM

NOBODY…NOBODY…NOBODY…wants to hurt Arab children.
Unfortunately that same sentiment does not apply to Israeli children.
It takes a lot of gaul for the UN to condemn Israel.
Were it not for the abject failure…again, of the UN to do it’s assigned job. Hezbola would have been unable to attack Israel with anything more than spitwads from 20 miles away.
The UN is a miserable failure with an even worse future.

Speakup on July 31, 2006 at 10:44 AM

IMHO-Hezbollah staged the so called massacre in Qana and the MSM bought it hook,line,and sinker. The building that the IDF was supposedly hit still has the roof in tact. How do you hit a building with a missile and not hit the roof.

The locals would not allow the press to go inside the building and the dead bodies were paraded for the press by Hezbollah operatives. Milking It

In whose interest?

The MSM has become the propaganda arm of Hezbollah and should be embarrassed for being willful dupes.

ScottyDog on July 31, 2006 at 3:49 PM