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Entries from July 2006

The number of refugees rises again

July 29th, 2006 · 8 Comments · Uncategorized

Now, at least 800,000 have left their homes. That’s nearly one in every three people in Lebanon.

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Aid workers say Israel’s ‘safe zone for aid’ is an illusion

July 29th, 2006 · 4 Comments · Uncategorized

Aid workers from Medicins Sans Frontiers say the ‘aid corridor’ Israel has promised not to bomb in Lebanon is an illusion. Israel promised to allow aid workers to have access to people who are dying in the South, because Israel has rejected a ceasefire. But now, MSF aid workers say bombs have landed too close […]

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Israel gives up on Bint Jbail

July 29th, 2006 · 6 Comments · Uncategorized

Israel has withdrawn from Bint Jbail, after suffering heavy losses. They have been trying to occupy the Lebanese town for a week, but many Israeli soldiers have died, and dozens more have been injured. It’s a humiliating loss for Israel, which now holds just a handful of Lebanese village.

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Lebanon body count

July 29th, 2006 · No Comments · Uncategorized

More than 600 dead – including at least 200 children, according to the UN.

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2 UN peacekeepers injured

July 29th, 2006 · No Comments · Uncategorized

2 Indian UN peacekeepers have been seriously injured. It comes just days after Israel killed 4 UN staff.

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Israel rejects UN’s plea for a 3 day truce

July 29th, 2006 · No Comments · Uncategorized

The UN has begged Israel to stop attacking Lebanon for just three days, to allow them to deliver aid to the innocent. It’s a step back from their regular requests for a permanent ceasefire which have fallen on deaf ears in Tel Aviv and Washington. Israel says it has already provided safe routes in Lebanon […]

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Nasrallah out of Lebanon

July 27th, 2006 · 1 Comment · Uncategorized

Sayid Hasan Nasrallah hasapparently left Beirut, to have talks with Iran’s security chief Ali Larijani in Damascus.

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Lebanon body count

July 27th, 2006 · No Comments · Uncategorized

600 dead – including up to 200 buried in the rubble of destroyed buildings, rotting in the summer heat.

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Israel still hasn’t captured Bint Jbeil

July 27th, 2006 · No Comments · Uncategorized

After dozens of conflicting reports, it has been revealed that Israel stillhasn’t managed to capture the border town of Bint Jbeil. Israel says it is because Hizbollah have forced civilians to stay in the town “at gunpoint”, and so Israel has to be very careful. Didn’t stop them in the rest of the country. On […]

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Israel prepares for a long war

July 27th, 2006 · No Comments · Uncategorized

There are reports Israel has called up between 15,000 and 40,000 reservists to serve in Israel’s war on Lebanon.

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