Saturday, August 05, 2006

Middle East: Cease Fire - NOW

Still trying to grasp the crisis:

Brought out from comments at Jenny’s post “Trying to Better Grasp the Israel-Hezbollah Crisis?below:

Hezbollah’s rocket force

Lebanon’s damaged infrastructure

Lebanon death toll reaches 900:

One third are children

Speaking from Beirut in a video address to a summit in Malaysia, Mr Siniora said a third of the casualties in the conflict had been children under 12.


The Israelis say that these renewed attacks on Beirut are justified because they are targeting Hezbollah. But for the hundreds of thousands of people in this city who don't support Hezbollah it feels like collective punishment.

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Lebanon Crisis:

Latest flashpoints (map)

More links can be found at:

In depth - Middle East: Israel and the Palestinians

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Other related Night Bird’s Fountain blog posts:

Qana, Bint Jbeil and Tyre

A Brief History

The Peace Train

Condi, Femme Fatale

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