|Israeli anounces seven soldiers injured in Bint Jbeil, rejects UN call for cease-fire||Ma`an News Agency -- "7 soldiers were injured in fierce battles with Hezbollah. One injury was described as `very serious`"||29/7/2006|
|Bush, Blair back UN force for Lebanon||Agencies -- Aljazeera -- "The US president and British prime minister have agreed to send a UN multinational force to support the Lebanese government"||29/7/2006|
|Israelis Bomb Fleeing Villagers||Robert Fisk -- CounterPunch -- "For the second time in eight days, the Israelis committed a war crime yesterday. They ordered the villagers of Taire, near the border, to leave their homes and then - as their convoy of cars and minibuses obediently trailed northwards - the Israeli air force fired a missile into the rear minibus, killing three refugees and seriously wounding 13 other civilians"||24/7/2006|
|Hizbullah gives government negotiation power||Nada Bakri and Mohammed Zaatari -- The Daily Star -- "Hizbullah gave the Lebanese government the green light to negotiate on its behalf for a prisoner swap with Israel. Any swap would include the two Israeli soldiers captured by Hizbullah in a cross-border raid on July 12, and Lebanese and Arab prisoners in Israeli jails"||24/7/2006|
|Israel captures two Hezbollah men||Aljazeera + AFP -- "The capture appeared a tit-for-tat response to Hezbollah`s kidnapping of two Israeli soldiers on July 12 which started the current crisis and spurred Israel to embark on an offensive to defeat the Shia group"||24/7/2006|
| Israeli army calls up reserves as ground invasion looms||AP -- The Independent -- "In the past 24 hours, at least a dozen Israeli troops have been killed in pitched battles with Hezbollah militants"||21/7/2006|
|Dozens missing in South Lebanon||Christian Henderson -- Aljazeera -- "Although the current death toll in Lebanon is above 300, it is likely to be higher, especially in the southern areas where bodies have not been recovered, doctors say. Doctors and emergency services working in south Lebanon say it is extremely difficult to access the wounded as Israel has targeted Red Cross vehicles and civilian traffic"||21/7/2006|
|The dangerous road into Lebanon ||Martin Asser -
BBC News -
""They are destroying our town," he adds, before looking up at the giant statue on the hillside. "Only the Virgin holds Zahle in her protecting hands.""||19/7/2006|
|From my home, I saw what the `war on terror` meant||Robert Fisk - the Independent - "All night I heard the jets...
They came first to the little village of Dweir near Nabatiya in southern Lebanon where an Israeli plane dropped a bomb on to the home of a Shia Muslim cleric. He was killed. So was his wife. So were eight of his children. One was decapitated."||15/7/2006|
|Hezbollah declares war on Israel||Aljazeera - "Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah, the chief of Hezbollah group, has pledged open war on Israel after it bombed his Beirut home on Friday in a dramatic expansion of the latest Israeli assault."||15/7/2006|
|Death toll climbs in fresh wave of attacks ||The Guardian - "Beirut`s international airport was hit by renewed bombing this morning as fighting between Israel and Lebanese Hizbullah guerrillas continued into a third day.
The toll of Lebanese killed in the wave of Israeli attacks on infrastructure and buildings connected with Hizbullah exceeded 60, and two Israelis were killed by militant rockets directed at towns in northern Israel. Almost all the dead were civilians, according to reports."||14/7/2006|
|Beirut waits as Syrian masters send Hezbollah allies into battle||Robert Fisk - the Independent -"It`s about Syria. That was the frightening message delivered by
Damascus yesterday when it allowed its Hizbollah allies to cross the UN Blue
Line in southern Lebanon, kill three Israeli soldiers, capture two
others and demand the release of Lebanese prisoners in Israeli jails.
Within hours, a country that had begun to believe in peace - without a
single Syrian soldier left on its soil - found itself once more at war.
Israel held the powerless Lebanese government responsible - as if the
sectarian and divided cabinet in Beirut can control Hizbollah."||14/7/2006|
|Scores killed as Israel strikes Lebanon||Aljazeera - "The Israeli attacks was the fiercest since 1996. Israeli air strikes in Lebanon have killed 53 civilians as Hezbollah fighters fired rockets at towns across northern Israel."||13/7/2006|
|Meshaal calls for prisoner exchange||Agencies -- Aljazeera.Net -- "`Our people ... are united on the insistence to swap the captured soldier with prisoners in the jails of the Zionist enemy,` Meshaal said"||10/7/2006|
|Olmert threatens `long war` to free Israeli soldier held in Gaza||Harry de Quetteville -- Telegraph.co.uk -- "Gen Yoav Galant said: `They will think twice about launching attacks when they see in a week, a month, or two months from now that hundreds of terrorists have been killed`"||10/7/2006|
|Gaza groups set Israel deadline||BBC News -- Militants believed to be holding an Israeli soldier for more than a week have given Israel until 0300 GMT Tuesday to free Palestinian prisoners||3/7/2006|
|Palestine `ready to trade` captured Israeli soldier ||Conal Urquhart -
The Observer - "Negotiators `near deal` in secret talks as Israel launches helicopter strike on Palestinian leader`s HQ
|As the bombs rain down, a refugee crisis unfolds on the streets of Beirut||Brian Whitaker -- The Guardian -- · Thousands of homeless or trapped Shia seek shelter · Fleeing families killed in Israeli attacks on roads||17/7/2006|
|Last-minute talks in Lebanon amid fears of ground invasion||Rory McCarthy, Patrick Wintour -- The Guardian -- "Israel`s prime minister, Ehud Olmert, warned of `far-reaching consequences` after eight civilian railway workers were killed and six seriously injured in a morning rocket strike in the city of Haifa, the deadliest strike in Israel since the conflict began last week. Some analysts now say a major ground invasion of southern Lebanon is being considered"||17/7/2006|
|Israel kills nine Lebanese soldiers||Agencies -- Aljazeera.Net -- "Lebanon`s army has largely remained on the sidelines of the conflict between Hezbollah and Israel so far, and it was unclear why one of its positions at the far north of the country should be hit"||17/7/2006|
|Annan warning on Gaza `disaster` ||BBC NEWS -
"UN Secretary General Kofi Annan has demanded that Israel take urgent action to prevent a humanitarian disaster in the Gaza Strip."||9/7/2006|
|Arabs out!||YNET - "
"There are some who say that this is pure racism, but as a Jew I am happy to be racist. If I won`t be one, it`s unclear what my children`s future will be."
[ Editor`s comment (VB): A piece of news from the Only Democracy in the Middle East, by its major internet media outlet.]||8/7/2006|
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