Sunday, July 16, 2006

Israel Widens Scope of Attacks Across Lebanon

Israel Widens Scope of Attacks Across Lebanon - New York Times: "The Israeli military said the strikes were a further warning to Syria, which supports both Hezbollah and Hamas, though no Syrian sites were hit. Three civilians were reported killed in one of the strikes, on the main highway between Beirut and Damascus. Some 30 Lebanese were killed in various attacks through the day. Over the past four days, more than 85 Lebanese have died, most of them civilians, and more than 200 have been wounded, according to Lebanese officials. Hezbollah rockets have killed four Israeli civilians and wounded more than 150 since the barrage began Wednesday.

Several Katyusha rockets scored direct hits on empty buildings on Saturday. In Hatzor Haglilit, a small hillside community surrounded by pine trees, a rocket crashed through the roof of a home and damaged the living home, but the residents had gone to Tel Aviv, neighbors said.

Before this week, the last time the community was shelled was in the 1960’s by Syrian forces in the Golan Heights, according to the mayor, Shaul Kamisa. Israel captured the heights from Syria in the 1967 Arab-Israeli war."

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