Monday, July 31, 2006

Destruction of Israeli warship beginning of vengeance for Qana

(KUNA) -- Lebanese Hezbollah group said Monday that the destruction of an Israeli warship today on the shore of Tyre is "the beginning of the vengeance for the children of Qana." Hezbollah issued a statement saying "At 4:30 pm (1330 GMT), the Islamic Resistance attacked with its blessed missiles an Israeli SAAR 4.5 (fast attack missile boat), with a crew of 53 officers and soldiers, off the coast of Tyre, ".The statement added the Israeli warship "was hit and destroyed."

"They kill our children and women, we kill their soldiers, they destroy our houses, mosques and churches, we destroy their warships and tanks," added the statement.Hezbollah had vowed revenge following the killing of 52 people, most of whom are women and children, in an Israeli air raid on the village of Qana Sunday.

"This is some of the vengeances to our enemy which commits massacres all over Lebanon," statement added.

On July 14, just two days after Israel launched its offensive against Lebanon, Hezbollah hit an Israeli warship with a surface-to-sea missile off Beirut, killing four Israeli sailors.


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