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barb162 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 01:27 PM
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Hezbollah rockets kill eight
Hezbollah rockets kill eight
By Ari Rabinovitch in Maalot, Israel
August 04, 2006 04:00am

HEZBOLLAH rockets killed eight people in northern Israel, in one of the most lethal barrages launched by the Lebanese guerrilla group since fighting began more than three weeks ago.

The deaths, in the cities of Acre and Maalot, raised to 26 the number of people killed by rocket fire from Lebanon during the current conflict.

More than 100 rockets were fired in the barrage, killing eight people and wounding dozens, police said.

The salvoes were another sign the guerrilla group was still a potent threat to Israel despite comments by Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert that Israel had destroyed its infrastructure.

"Israel will actively seek out and pursue Hezbollah, until these murderous attacks cease and until quiet is restored to northern Israel," said David Baker, an official in Mr Olmert's office.

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http://www.news.com.au/story/0,23599,20014505-2,00.html
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Karmakaze Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 02:16 PM
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1. Hmm
I wonder if Hizbullah has actually been pretty much intentionally missing a lot of the time. Perhaps they wanted to let Israel know what they could do without actually doing it so that Israel could gracefully agree to some sort of deal to end the war.

As time goes by however they are ratcheting up the attacks, firing more rockets, more accurately and thus causing more deaths.

Well there is every bit as much evidence for that as there is that the IDF is not intentionally targeting civilians.
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hadrons Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 02:28 PM
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2. "Hizbullah has actually been pretty much intentionally missing a lot of th
I doubt it, if nothing else Hizbullah would love to hit some Israeli infrastructure
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Karmakaze Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 02:43 PM
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4. True, but their rockets are not THAT accurate...
They can definately hit a town if they want to, but have a look at the number of rockets that land in "open areas" near towns. Its quite amazing that a weapon that terrorised german troops during WWII somehow can't even hit a town today...
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bemildred Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 02:38 PM
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3. Seems to be 10 now. nt
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newyorican Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 03:00 PM
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5. I take it this is after...
"Israel has destroyed much of Hezbollahs military capability" - Olmert
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barb162 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 04:57 PM
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6. Who know how many rockets they have left? Probably thousands ?
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