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uppityperson Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 04:49 PM
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Israel extends Lebanon occupation plan
http://www.guardian.co.uk/israel/Story/0,,1836509,00.ht...
Israel today threatened to reoccupy most of the strip of southern Lebanon it withdrew from in 2000, as Hizbullah recorded its most deadly day of attacks on Israel since the start of the 23-day conflict.'''
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Israeli officers had hoped that occupation of the five-mile strip would prevent Hizbullah targeting the north of Israel, but officials said the severity of today's rocket attacks necessitated a broader invasion.

"We have completed the first stage, taking control over more or less the area of the special security zone we wanted to establish," Alon Friedman, head of Northern Command headquarters, told Israel's Channel One television. But he added: "There are still villages that aren't clean and from where there is resistance, and in the coming days we will apparently have to continue to clean them."
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Overnight, Israeli warplanes renewed air strikes against suspected Hizbullah targets in the battered suburbs of Beirut and around the southern port city of Tyre for the first time in nearly a week. Officials today said around 70 sites had been targeted and leaflets had been dropped on three Shia suburbs of the city warning of fresh air strikes....(more@link)
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uppityperson Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 04:56 PM
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1. Beirut residents warned by Israel
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/5243758.stm?lss
Israeli planes have been dropping leaflets on southern suburbs of Beirut telling residents to leave ahead of new military operations against Hezbollah.

In Israel, the army has reportedly been told to plan a push into Lebanon as far as the Litani river, which is up to 30km (19 miles) north of the border...(more@link)
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uppityperson Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 05:19 PM
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2. anyone in GD interested in this line about "cleaning" villages?
"There are still villages that aren't clean and from where there is resistance, and in the coming days we will apparently have to continue to clean them."
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Running Amok Donating Member (28 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 05:20 PM
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3. BB asked me to ask you to email him.
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uppityperson Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 05:25 PM
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5. +
Edited on Thu Aug-03-06 05:31 PM by uppityperson
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laura888 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 05:23 PM
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4. Will the Israelis leave the land they have gained in the last few weeks?
That is indeed the question.
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uppityperson Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 05:44 PM
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6. lots of good questions being asked
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