Qana Massacre 1996 – 11

Fijian UN soldiers evacuate 18 April 1996 the remains of dead Lebanese refugee burned in the shelling of the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) compound in Qana by Israeli shelling 18 April 1996. Israeli forces pummeled a compound of UNIFIL housing Fijian forces and sheltering hundreds of civilians. 105 civilians were killed who had taken refuge there during Israel’s “Grapes of Wrath” offensive – also aimed at wiping out Hezbollah. World-wide condemnation was immediate and calls for an end to the fighting intensified, with Israel and Hezbollah agreeing to a ceasefire eight days later on April 26. AFP PHOTO JOSEPH BARRAK (Photo credit should read JOSEPH BARRAK/AFP/Getty Images)

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