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Spanish Reporter: No Hezbollah in Qana - UK, Egypt, Syria and Jordan Condemn Attack

Reported by Marie Therese - July 30, 2006 -

All morning the FOX & Friends trio has been doing its level best to absolve Israel of all responsibility for the 50+ deaths that occurred in the town of Qana in southern Lebanon. In typical FOX fashion, every time Greg Palkot files a report from Tyre, he offers up so many possibilities that one cannot assign blame. About 15 minutes ago, Palkot did, however, say that there seem to be no men of fighting age in the town.

This seems to corroborate a report made by Spanish journalist Monica Leiva who said: “I am at the site of the bombarding at the moment. Here the people are still trying to pull the bodies out from under the ruins. At the moment they are trying to free the bodies of the children killed in the Israeli air raid. The bombarding continues. What more can I say? Israel is firing at everything – buildings, roads, vehicles. It is practically impossible for the locals to leave the area, as there is no guarantee that they will not be fired at while trying to escape the war zone. The people are very scared. The air raids started during the night and continue. There are no Hezbollah activists in Qana. There are only civilians here."

King Abdullah II of Jordan has just released a statement calling this an "ugly crime" and demanding an immediate truce. Similarly, Egyptian Prime Minister Hosni Mubarak called the Israeli action "irresponsible." Britain's Foreign Secretary, Margaret Beckett, told Sky News (owned by Rupert Murdoch) that the attack was " ... absolutely dreadful, it's quite appalling." FOX's Gretchen Carlson just mentioned that Syria has called the attack state sponsored terrorism on the part of Israel.

The Lebanese Prime Minister has requested an emergency session of the United Nations in order to address the crisis.