Robert Fisk Reports From Lebanon on the Israeli Bombing of Qana That Killed 57, Including 37 Children

Robert Fisk:
"When I arrived there, there were a number of, maybe 20, 30 children, the corpses of children, lined up outside the government hospital, hair matted, still in their
night clothes. The bomb that killed them was dropped at 1:00 in the morning. And they ran out of plastic bags.

"They were trying to put the children in plastic bags, their corpses, and they would put on it, you know, 'Abbas Mehdi, aged seven,' and so and so, aged one, and use a kind of sticking tape on it. But then they ran out of plastic bags, so they had to put the children's corpses in a kind of cheap carpet that you can buy in the supermarkets, and they roll them up in that and then put their names on again. I was having to go around very carefully and write down, from the Arabic, their names and their ages. It would just say 'Abbas Mehdi, aged seven, Qana.'

"And, of course, every time I saw the 'Qana,' I remember that I was actually in Qana ten years ago when the massacre occurred there then."

Watch/read/listen to part 1 here.
Watch/read/listen to part 2 here.

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