Hula, Lebanon

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Map showing the location of Hula within Lebanon
Map showing the location of Hula within Lebanon
Location within Lebanon
Coordinates: 33°13′N 35°31′E / 33.217°N 35.517°E / 33.217; 35.517Coordinates: 33°13′N 35°31′E / 33.217°N 35.517°E / 33.217; 35.517
Country  Lebanon
Governorate Nabatieh Governorate
District Marjeyoun District
Elevation 750 m (2,460 ft)
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Dialing code +961

Hula (Hule, Houla, Arabic: حولا‎) is a small village in southern Lebanon on the southern side of the Litani river near the Lebanese-Israeli borders. It is located 750 meters above the sea-level.

During the 1948 Arab-Israeli war two officers from the IDF carried out the Hula massacre in the village, killing over 80 civilians of ages 15-60.[1]

On August 7, 2006, an Israeli airstrike on Houla was falsely reported to have left 40 people dead, when in fact it only 1 died. Prime Minister of Lebanon Fuad Siniora told a group of Arab foreign ministers who had gathered in Beirut for a meeting that "An hour ago, there was a horrific massacre in the village of Houla in which more than 40 martyrs were victims of deliberate bombing". Siniora later admitted he was wrong, and revised the death toll from 40 to 1.[2]


  1. ^ Journal of Palestine Studies, vol. VII, no. 4 (summer 1978), no. 28, pp. 143-145
  2. ^ Booth, Jenny; agencies (August 7, 2006). "Israel threatens to widen offensive in Lebanon". The Times.