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Hannah Bell Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 02:07 AM
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israeli army enters lebanon to cut down tree, fighting ensues
Edited on Wed Aug-11-10 02:08 AM by Hannah Bell
Last Tuesday, an armed clash broke out after Israeli forces made an incursion into Lebanese territory. Israel claimed that the intention was to cut down a tree near the Lebanese village of Adaysseh that was obscuring its security forces view of Lebanon.

When Lebanese soldiers fired warning shots, Israeli forces responded with artillery and rockets fired from helicopters. Three Lebanese soldiers, a Lebanese journalist and an Israeli officer were killed in the clash. A further four Lebanese soldiers and one Israeli officer were wounded. It was the most serious clash since Israels war on Lebanon four years ago.

Michel Sleiman, Lebanons president denounced Israels action as a violation of UN resolution 1701, introduced to end Israels 34-day bombardment of Lebanon in 2006 and which stipulates that Lebanese sovereignty should not be breached, and called on the Lebanese army to confront any Israeli aggression, whatever the sacrifices.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said, Israel has responded and shall respond aggressively in the future to any attempt to disrupt the calm along the northern border or to harm residents of the north or the soldiers protecting them. Israel followed up this incident with mock air raids over Nabatieh, Iqlim al-Toufah, Marjayoun and Khiam in the south of the country on Wednesday and numerous sorties over several areas of Lebanon.

http://www.wsws.org/articles/2010/aug2010/isra-a11.shtm...
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henank Donating Member (755 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 02:51 AM
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1. Well now, that's strange
You see, UNIFIL itself confirms that Israel was on its side of the border, and the Lebanese confirm that they fired first. In fact, this has been reported on DU already. You really ought to keep up with the game.
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ProgressiveProfessor Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 08:52 PM
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7. Those kind of facts do not play well on the cited source
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McCamy Taylor Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 03:00 AM
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2. Maybe it is just me, but DU's efforts to keep all Israeli threads segregated into this one
forum reminds me of the old ghettos in Europe. It is almost as if DU is saying "Israel can not be treated as other countries are treated." Separate is rarely equal. I think that this effort to "protect" Israel actually stigmatizes the nation, the way that women have been stigmatized for years by efforts "to protect" them.

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ProgressiveProfessor Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 07:09 PM
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5. This forum is not a effort to "protect" Israel
Its more like it protects the rest of DU from the flames the topic creates.
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shira Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 08:26 AM
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3. Nice propaganda piece. N/T
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aranthus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 02:24 PM
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4. So why does this paper have to lie?
And why do you need to post the lie?
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ProgressiveProfessor Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 07:09 PM
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6. WSWS is always an amusing read
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