A French language Lebanese publication, citing an unnamed source in Hezbollah, has claimed that the organization placed a rocket launcher on the roof of the notorious building in Qana to provoke an Israeli attack and brought invalid children inside to serve as victims and blacken Israel’s name.
The Lebanese magazine LIBANOSCOPIE, associated with Christian elements which support the anti-Syrian movement called the “March 14 Forces,” report that Hizbullah masterminded a plan that would result in the killing of innocents in Qana, in an attempt to foil Lebanese Prime Minister Fouad Siniora’s “Seven Points Plan” calling for deployment of the Lebanese army in southern Lebanon and the disarming of Hizbullah. The magazine reported:
“We have it from a credible source that Hezbollah, alarmed by Siniora’s plan, has concocted an incident that would help thwart the negotiations…. Hezbollah gunmen placed a rocket launcher on the roof in Qana and brought disabled children inside, in a bid to provoke a response by the Israeli Air Force. In this way, they were planning to take advantage of the death of innocents and curtail the diplomatic initiative,” the site stated.
The site’s editors claimed that Hezbollah staged the event because of Qana’s symbolic significance: “They used Qana because the village had already turned into a symbol for massacring innocent civilians, and so they set up ‘Qana 2’.” The incident has indeed been dubbed “The second Qana massacre” by the Arab media.
The scenario described, which has yet to be confirmed by a named source, would explain the fact that the victims were not residents of the building and also the disproportionate number of small children and the lack of adult males among them.
Meanwhile, the Lebanese Red Cross reported on Monday that only 28 bodies, 19 of them children, were removed from the rubble. The count is half that of the 50-60 bodies still being reported by news agencies, quoting Lebanese security officials.
Israel Insider was among the first publications to draw attention to mounting evidence of a “Hezbollywood” production in which the terror group used children as sacrificial lambs to blacken Israel’s image and turn world opinion against the Jewish State.