Red Cross ambulances destroyed in Israeli air strike on rescue mission

Excerpts

Even in a war which has turned the roads of south Lebanon into killing zones, Israel’s rocket strike on two clearly marked Red Cross ambulances on Sunday night set a deadly new milestone.

Six ambulance workers were wounded and three generations of the Fawaz family, being transported to hospital from Tibnin with what were originally minor injuries, were left fighting for their lives. Two ambulances were entirely destroyed, their roofs pierced by missiles.

The Lebanese Red Cross, whose ambulance service for south Lebanon is run entirely by volunteers, immediately announced it would cease all rescue missions unless Israel guaranteed their safety through the United Nations or the International Red Cross.

The toll

Lebanese

Military deaths 66

Civilian deaths 377

Wounded 1,550+

Israeli

Military deaths 24

Civilian deaths 17

Wounded 360+

Full – http://www.guardian.co.uk/israel/Story/0,,1828142,00.html

Extra & Pic – Ambulance driver tells of tails of horror

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