Qana killings could be breach of int'l law: Annan
Annan made a new appeal to Israel and Hezbollah "to respect their obligations under international humanitarian law.india Updated: Aug 08, 2006 07:42 IST
UN Secretary General Kofi Annan said in a report released on Monday that Israel's deadly attack on the Lebanese village of Qana could be part of "a pattern of violations of international law" committed in the Israel-Hezbollah war.
Annan made a new appeal to Israel and Hezbollah "to respect their obligations under international humanitarian law," in his preliminary report on the July 30 attack which left at least 28 civilians dead including 16 children.
"The attack on Qana should be seen in the broader context of what could be, based on preliminary information available to the United Nations, including eyewitness accounts, a pattern of violations of international law, including international humanitarian law and international human rights law, committed during the course of the current hostilities," Annan told UN Security Council members in his report.