TEL AVIV (Jun. 19)
The Israel Defense Force denied Monday that its June 16 air raid on terrorist bases in southern Lebanon resulted in casualties to children.
The IDF spokesman called the reported eyewitness accounts a “fake.” They were carried by the French news agency, Agence France-Presse.
According to the claimed eyewitnesses, the Israeli air force planes hit a kindergarten building in the Rashidiya refugee camp, near Tyre, injuring two children.
The IDF insisted that every building hit was a legitimate target and that all of them lay outside the Rashidiya camp.
The targets of the air attack were bases of George Habash’s Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine and of the Abu Nidal terrorist group.