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Ghost Dog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 05:47 AM
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Robert Fisk: Entire Lebanese family killed in Israeli attack on hospital
http://news.independent.co.uk/world/fisk/article1211295...
Published: 03 August 2006 11:33 BST

An attack on a hospital, the killing of an entire Lebanese family, the seizure of five men in Baalbek and a new civilian death toll - 468 men, women and children - marked the 22nd day of Israel's latest war on Lebanon.

The Israelis claimed that helicopter-borne soldiers had seized senior Hizbollah leaders although one of them turned out to be a local Baalbek grocer. In a village near the city, Israeli air strikes killed the local mayor's son and brother and five children in their family.

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The Israelis sent paratroopers to attack an Iranian-financed hospital in Baalbek in the hope of capturing wounded Hizbollah fighters but, after an hour's battle, got their hands on only five men whom the Israeli Prime Minister, Ehud Olmert, later called "tasty fish". The operation suggests what Hizbollah has all along said was the purpose of the Israeli campaign: to swap prisoners and to exchange Hizbollah fighters for the two Israeli soldiers who were captured on the border on 12 July.

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Outside the shattered Dar al-Hikma hospital in Baalbek yesterday stood two burnt cars and a minivan, riddled with bullet-holes. Hizbollah, it seems, fought the Israelis there for more than an hour. The hospital, which includes several British-manufactured heart machines, was empty when the Israeli raid began and was partly destroyed in the fighting.

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The obscene score-card for death in this latest war now stands as follows: 508 Lebanese civilians, 46 Hizbollah guerrillas, 26 Lebanese soldiers, 36 Israeli soldiers and 19 Israeli civilians. In other words, Hizbollah is killing more Israeli soldiers than civilians and the Israelis are killing far more Lebanese civilians than they are guerrillas. The Lebanese Red Cross has found 40 more civilian dead in the south of the country in the past two days, many of them with wounds suggesting they might have survived had medical help been available.

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saigon68 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 05:51 AM
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1. How do you prevent children from becoming Orphans?
KILL THE CHILDREN (also) ---STOOPID !!!!


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IndianaGreen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 05:58 AM
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2. Why do many Americans believe that Saddam was involved in 9-11?
Because they believe in the lies that they are being fed by the MSM.

Why do most Americans believe that Israel is justified in laying waste to Lebanon?

Because they still believe in the lies that they are being fed.

Unlike israel's megaphones that passed for reporters in our TV networks, Robert Fisk is reporting from the field. Fisk lives in Beirut, and he speaks the language and understands the people. Fisk is reporting the news, while others are repeating the IDF press releases.
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