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Conflict Incident Report

Israeli air strike kills 23 in Hallusiyeh and in Haris

Associated Timeline/Case: 
New Wars, No Peace | January, 2006 to December, 2008
Date of incident: 
July 24, 2006
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Actors/Parties Involved: 
Israeli army

On July 24, 2006: - In Hallusiyeh, Sour, 11 civilians, including five children and five women, were killed in an air strike that destroyed seven to 10 buildings. - In Haris, South Lebanon, eight civilians were killed in an air strike on a house 10 minutes after 4 militants were killed in another house. There was no military presence in the second house targeted. According to HRW, this incident constituted two breaches: first, the presence of Hezbollah military activity in a civilian neighborhood, and second, Israel failing to distinguish between civilians and military.

Primary category: 
Air Strike