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Entries from July 2006

Israel plans its latest occupation

July 25th, 2006 · No Comments · Uncategorized

Israel says it is aiming to occupy a massive chunk of south Lebanon, almost as large as the area it illegally occupied for 2 decades. It will be more than 6 miles wide, and they say they will stay there ‘until an international force can be deployed’. That is unlikely to happen for months, given […]

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Syria offers to help the US

July 25th, 2006 · 4 Comments · Uncategorized

Syrian Foreign Minister Faisal Mekdad: “It has been Syria’s ongoing position that we are ready to have a dialogue with the United States.” Syrian Cabinet Minister Amr Salem: Syria could “play an important role in Iraq” by mediating between Iran and the US. Syrian Cabinet Minister Amr Salem: Syria has “real hard knowledge” of Al-Qaeda […]

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No ceasefire until the soldiers are released

July 25th, 2006 · 2 Comments · Uncategorized

That’s Condoleeza Rice’s new way of prolonging Israel’s destruction of Lebanon. It’s like saying, there will be no ceasefire until the fighting stops. A ceasefire is supposed to be a way in to negotiations and a solution of the roots of the problem. It’s not a sweet that you can hand out to kids who […]

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Condoleeza Rice arrives in Beirut

July 24th, 2006 · 1 Comment · Uncategorized

The US Secretary of State has made a surprise visit – surprise because she was worried about being killed – to Beirut. She landed in a heavily armed helicopter from Cyprus for talks with Lebanese PM Fouad Siniora where she finally changed US policy by calling for an urgent end to the fighting…as long as […]

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Lebanon body count

July 24th, 2006 · 6 Comments · Uncategorized

372 dead.

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More than half a million Lebanese are refugees

July 24th, 2006 · 1 Comment · Uncategorized

600,000 Lebanese are now refugees. About one in five of the population are now on the run.

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’10 buildings for every rocket’

July 24th, 2006 · 6 Comments · Uncategorized

In a clear breach of international law Israeli Army Chief of Staff Dan Halutz has given orders for 10 multi-storey buildings to be destroyed in Beirut for every rocket Hizbollah fires at Israel. Armies are only allowed to hit targets with military value. Hitting CIVILIAN infrastructure for REVENGE is a war crime and opens up […]

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Israeli helicopter shot down

July 24th, 2006 · 3 Comments · Uncategorized

An Israeli helicopter has been shot down as troops try to invade Lebanon. 5 soldiers killed. And now that Israeli troops have invaded the country, where is the Lebanese Army that the government promised us would defend the country?

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Desperate appeal for information from Anjar

July 24th, 2006 · No Comments · Uncategorized

I’ve just received this from a British woman married to a man from Anjar. She is desperate for information about his family. If you have had any contact with the town, please leave a comment here, or click ‘my profile’ and you’ll find a button to email me. She also wants to know how she […]

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Israel wants EU troops in Lebanon

July 23rd, 2006 · 3 Comments · Uncategorized

Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert says he will allow an EU force in Lebanon. But controversially, he does not just want international peacekeepers at the Lebanon-Israel border, he wants to impose his will on the Lebanon-Syria border, something which Lebanon is almost certain to reject. The international force “will have to include control of the […]

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