South Lebanon


Qana, likewise spelled Cana or Kana, (Arabic: قانا‎) is a town in southern Lebanon found 10 kilometers (6.2 mi) southeast of the city of Tire and 12 kilometers (7.5 mi) north of the fringe with Israel, in a territory truly known as Upper Galilee.

The 10,000 occupants of Qana are principally Shia in spite of the fact that there is additionally a Melkite (Greek Catholic) Christian people group in the town.

In the Gospel of John, Jesus is said to have played out his initial wonder of transforming water into wine at Cana in Galilee. A few Christians, particularly Lebanese Christians, trust Qana to have been the genuine area of this event.[2] Eusebius of the fourth century shares this view in his Onomasticon.[3][4][5] However, customs going back to the eighth century distinguish Cana with the cutting edge town of Kafr Kanna, around 7 kilometers (4.3 mi) upper east of Nazareth, Israel, or close by Khirbet Kana, and are upheld by most of the researchers.

In 1994, Nabih Berri, Lebanon’s Parliament Speaker and pioneer of the mainstream Shia Amal Movement, needed to build up a Christian sanctum at a collapse Qana to pull in travelers and pilgrims. The administration sent a 100-man organization of troops to Qana to forestall expected strict clash.