Monday, June 07, 2004

Israel Flying under the Radar

while the west is preoccupied (naturally) about the death of reagan and the iraqi/UN resolution, one of our times' great conflicts rages.

Israel hits Lebanon 'terror base'

Israeli warplanes have struck a Palestinian guerrilla target just south of the Lebanese capital Beirut.
Army officials said a "terrorist base" was targeted in response to a strike on an Israeli naval vessel by militants in Lebanon earlier in the day.

Local officials said Israeli jets fired several rockets at the Naameh hills, about 20kms (12 miles) south of Beirut.

The Syrian-backed Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine-General Command has a base in the area.

A spokesman for the group said the planes, "attacked humanitarian positions and a clinic".

"So far there are no human losses, only material losses," the spokesman was quoted by the Associated Press as saying.

There was no word on casualties.

the timing is quite smart. no one's watching right now. geez, i support israel a lot, but this kind of thing is probably not a good idea. i also don't understand their constant need to build israeli settlements in the areas of the west bank they are trying to make into a seperate state.

how patriotic is it really to complicate your own nation's foreign policy by moving yourself into a dangerous area, only to suck your nations' limited resourced down the drain for your own 'security'. the settlers have to stop.

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