An abandoned Israeli Tiran-5 main battle tank in Hula, now displaying a wooden display of late Ayatollah Khomeni.
|Grid position||198/290 PAL|
|Elevation||750 m (2,460 ft)|
|Time zone||EET (UTC+2)|
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In 1881, the Palestine Exploration Fund's Survey of Western Palestine (SWP) described it as: "A village, built of stone, containing about 500 Metawileh, one of the most prominent objects in which is a Sheikh's tomb. It is situated on the hill-top, and is surrounded by olives, vines, and arable land. There are several cisterns, two birkets (one rock-cut), and a spring."
On August 7, 2006, an Israeli airstrike on Houla killed another civilian. 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 in the day revised the death toll from 40 to 1.
- Meaning: "properly dark green herbage", according to Palmer, 1881, p. 21
- Journal of Palestine Studies, vol. VII, no. 4 (summer 1978), no. 28, pp. 143-145
- Conder and Kitchener, 1881, SWP I, p. 116
- Guerin, 1880, pp. 382-383
- Conder and Kitchener, 1881, SWP I, p. 87
- HRW, 2007, p. 91
- HRW, 2007, p. 136
- Booth, Jenny; agencies (August 7, 2006). "Israel threatens to widen offensive in Lebanon". The Times.
- Conder, Claude Reignier; Kitchener, H. H. (1881). The Survey of Western Palestine: Memoirs of the Topography, Orography, Hydrography, and Archaeology. 1. London: Committee of the Palestine Exploration Fund.
- Guérin, Victor (1880). Description Géographique Historique et Archéologique de la Palestine (in French). 3: Galilee, pt. 2. Paris: L'Imprimerie Nationale.
- HRW (2007). Why They Died: Civilian Casualties in Lebanon During the 2006 War. Human Rights Watch.
- Palmer, E. H. (1881). The Survey of Western Palestine: Arabic and English Name Lists Collected During the Survey by Lieutenants Conder and Kitchener, R. E. Transliterated and Explained by E.H. Palmer. Committee of the Palestine Exploration Fund.