The budget Commission of the UN demanded Israel to pay compensation for the shelling of the UN base in the Lebanese village of Qana in 1996.
Recall that in 1996, during operation Grapes of wrath», the IDF artillery struck on the positions of Hizbullah, whose fighters carried out rocket attacks on Israeli territory from points located 200 to 300 metres from the UN base, and then retreated under the cover on the base.
Located on the base of the Fijian contingent of the United Nations took no action to stop the shelling or using UN bases as cover.
As a result of the IDF’s strike on the positions of militants of several bombs mistakenly landed at the base, killing about 100 refugees. Another 116 refugees were injured.
The UN estimated the damage to the property of 1.17 million dollars, however, Israel refused to pay compensation. Israel’s Ambassador to the UN Danny Danon called the absurd decision to demand compensation from Israel, not Hizbullah, the UN compound used as a shelter, stressing that Israel will not pay for the war crimes committed by the terrorists.