30 Jul 2010

Lebanon, 2006: the attack on Qana

Four years ago, our then foreign correspondent Kylie Morris travelled across Lebanon to report on the destruction to civilian life and infrastructure wrought by the war between Hezbollah and Israel.

In this film, Kylie Morris and the team visit the village of Qana, eight miles north of the border, where more than 60 people were killed, including 37 children, in an Israeli air strike.

At the time, it was the single bloodiest attack in Israel’s 19-day war on Hezbollah.

The missile strike, which took place without warning at 1.30am, caused the collapse of a house killing dozens fast asleep inside, mostly children.

It was more than seven hours before assistance arrived to search the rubble and ferry the injured to hospitals.