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Entries from July 2006

Lebanon body count

July 27th, 2006 · No Comments · Uncategorized

405 dead.

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Lebanese government calls for the Syrian army to enter Lebanon

July 26th, 2006 · 2 Comments · Uncategorized

The Lebanese antii-Syrian government has reacted with astonishment to Syria’s statement that if Israeli troops approach the Syrian border, they will act. “Why haven’t they intervened from the first day of the conflict?” asked Lebanese information Minister, Ghazi Aridi. Lebanon, of course, has refused to let ITS army fight, despite army bases being targeted by […]

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10 warnings and still they continued – Israel kills the peace

July 26th, 2006 · No Comments · Uncategorized

A somewhat poetic title, I admit. Here’s the story: UN Generals called the Israelis 10 times to warn them they were firing dangerously close to a UN post. Kofi Annan’s office called the Israelis to warn them they were firing dangerously close to a UN post. But still they continued, despite Israel’s promises to stop. […]

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Lebanon body count – how do we get the details

July 26th, 2006 · 3 Comments · Uncategorized

All of the Lebanon body count figures come from a range of sources. But how do we know who is a civilian or Hizbollah fighter? The figures come from international observers – Human Rights Watch, the Red Cross, the UN, as well as hospitals, doctors in the field, journalists and the government. Hizbollah rarely supply […]

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Lebanon body count

July 26th, 2006 · No Comments · Uncategorized

400 Lebanese killed (340 civilians, 60 fighters). 40 Israelis killed (18 civilians, 22 fighters).

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Kofi Annan blames Israel for "deliberate" killing of UN peacekeepers

July 26th, 2006 · No Comments · Uncategorized

He says he’s “shocked” at the “apparently deliberate targeting” of UN peacekeepers – an Israeli airstrike killed 4 of them yesterday.

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Israel kills 4 UN peacekeepers

July 25th, 2006 · 1 Comment · Uncategorized

Israeli jets have launched an atack on a UN base killing 4 peacekeepers. The UN says they tried to attack it 20 times during the day, with shells landing nearby. And as the UN tried to rescue the wounded, they said the Israeli attacks continued.

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Quote of the Day

July 25th, 2006 · No Comments · Uncategorized

The US has promised blankets for the three-quarters of a million refugees in Lebanon, at the same time as speeding up shipments of weapons to Israel. Imad Moustapha, Syria’s Ambassador to the US: “I don’t know which cargo will reach the Middle East first, the blankets or the laser bombs (for Israel).”

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Human Rights Watch ends the lie: Hizbollah AREN’T hiding among civilians

July 25th, 2006 · 3 Comments · Uncategorized

That enduring myth that Hizbollah are hiding with civilians has been put to bed by Human Rights watch, who have accused Israel of DELIBERATELY targeting civilians. More evidence of war crimes in Lebanon. “We’ve investigated the results of air campaigns in Kosovo, Afghanistan, and Iraq, and the pattern here is different. They’re hitting civilians time […]

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Abbas accuses Syria for Lebanon crisis

July 25th, 2006 · No Comments · Uncategorized

Mahmoud Abbas, Palestinian President, has accused Syria of being unwilling to help solve the Lebanon crisis because of the Hariri investigation: “It appears that Syria’s main concern is the investigation into the murder of the Lebanese prime minister, Rafiq Hariri. If Syria could be assured that the investigation does not continue, there are indications that […]

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