Urbin Report

Tuesday, August 01, 2006

Why did the qana building fall eight hours after the Israeli air strike?

Ynetnews reports:

An IDF investigation has found that the building in Qana struck by the Air Force fell around eight hours after being hit by the IDF.
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Eshel and the head of the IDF's Operational Branch, Major General Gadi Eisnkot said the structure was not being attacked when it collapsed, at around 8:00 in the morning.

The IDF believes that Hizbullah explosives in the building were behind the explosion that caused the collapse.

Another possibility is that the rickety building remained standing for a few hours, but eventually collapsed. "It could be that inside the building, things that could eventually cause an explosion were being housed, things that we could not blow up in the attack, and maybe remained there, Brigadier General Eshel said.