Sabeel, a radical Palestinian NGO which has played a key role in promoting church divestment from Israel, issued a press release on August 2. It condemned Israel’s operations in Lebanon, attributed the war to the creation of the Palestinian refugee problem in 1948 and the "occupation" by Israel and America of other people’s land in the Middle East. The statement declares that in "the massacre in the village of Qana in the south of Lebanon on July 30th…over 60 people were killed". The figures provided by the Red Cross on July 30 stated that 28 people had been killed. Sabeel has not corrected this error.