Versión israelí: El ejercito israelí, tras una operación de comandos en Baalbek (valle de la Beqaa), afirma haber capturado a cinco combatientes de Hizbolá y haber matado a otros diez tras el asalto al hospital Dar al-Hikma.
Versión libanesa (recogida aquí): New TV just explained the "daring" Israeli operation at a hospital, HOSPITAL, in Ba`albak. So Israel "was told" that there is a certain Hasan Nasrallah at the hospital. The very commander of the airforce was put in charge to plan this daring kidnapping of Hasan Nasrallah. Well, it was a civilian by the name of Hasan Dib Nasrallah. They kidnapped other civilians along with him. Of course, the Nation magazine gives Israel the right for those kidnapping because it is all part of "its right to self-defense." Hasan Dib Nasrallah is now in Israeli custody wondering why he was kidnapped. In that "daring raid" Israeli occupation soldiers also kidnapped Muhammad Nasrallah, a shepherd, but later released him. He was 14. Israeli Orientalists thought that Hasan Nasrallah is a bit older. Later, to cover the fiasco, the Israeli army claimed that they kidnapped "members of Hizbullah." Even that claim was a lie, says New TV which investigated the story and interviewed the family members. The kidnapped Lebanese are poor construction workers.
Robert Fisk dcedica su artículo diario al asalto: The Israelis claimed that helicopter-borne soldiers had seized senior Hizbollah leaders although one of them turned out to be a local Baalbek grocer. In a village near the city, Israeli air strikes killed the local mayor's son and brother and five children in their family.