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Syria | Lebanon Newslinks 13-14 July 2006

Date: 14 July 2006

Lebanon attacked
Malaysia Star – Malaysia
… authorised the military to move Hezbollah away from the border, possibly
setting the stage for a prolonged operation, Israel’s first in Lebanon
since it …

Roundup: Israel intensifies attacks on Lebanon, world calls for …
People's Daily Online – Beijing,China
Israeli forces intensified reprisal attacks on Lebanon on Thursday killing
more than 50 civilians, as the international community pleaded for restraint
from …

Impose ceasefire, Lebanon urges UN
Daily Telegraph – Sydney,New South Wales,Australia
LEBANON has urged the UN Security Council to adopt a resolution calling
for a ceasefire and an end to Israeli attacks on its territory, rejecting
Israel’s …,20281,19785272-5001028,00.html

Lebanon pays for Hezbollah’s sins
Salon – USA
July 14, 2006 | BEIRUT, Lebanon — Beirutis expected the worst when word
came Wednesday that Hezbollah, the militant group based in south Lebanon,
had killed …

DFAT issues Lebanon travel warning
ABC Online – Australia
Australians are being advised not to travel to Lebanon as violence in the
area continues. The Department of Foreign Affairs and …

Lebanon denies control over Hezbollah
ABC Online – Australia
TONY EASTLEY: Lebanon’s Government denies Israel’s claims that it has control
over Hezbollah or its actions. The Lebanese Interior …

Israel intensifies attacks in Lebanon
Xinhua – China
BEIRUT, July 13 (Xinhua) — Israeli forces intensified their retaliatory
attacks in Lebanon Thursday and brought the death toll to 55 civilians.

Brazil confirms four citizens killed in Israeli strike in Lebanon
People's Daily Online – Beijing,China
The Brazilian Foreign Ministry on Thursday confirmed the deaths of four
Brazilian citizens in an Israeli air strike in southern Lebanon. …

Jordanian king calls for end to Israeli attacks on Lebanon
People's Daily Online – Beijing,China
Jordanian King Abdullah II on Thursday called for an end to the Israeli
attacks on Lebanon. Abdullah said that Jordan rejected and …

Israeli jets pound Lebanon, 50 killed – New Delhi,India
… for talks. The team will first visit Cairo and then travel to Israel,
the occupied Palestinian Territories, Lebanon, and Syria.

Israel escalates attacks on Lebanon
ABC Online – Australia
TONY EASTLEY: Safd is just one of many towns and cities in Israel and in
Lebanon that have been caught up in the fighting. To get …

US allows some embassy staffers to leave Lebanon
Washington Post – United States
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The State Department on Thursday authorized families
of its embassy staff in Lebanon to leave and urged Americans to avoid
travel into …

‘Nothing is safe’ Israel cranks up pressure on Lebanon to reject …
Globe and Mail – Canada
JERUSALEM — Lebanon called for a ceasefire yesterday after Israel’s heaviest
offensive against its northern neighbour in 24 years. …

Emirati families evacuated from Lebanon as Israel bombs Beirut
Khaleej Times – Dubai,United Arab Emirates
BEIRUT— Families from the UAE have started to leave Lebanon via Damascus
airport, following the heavy shelling that was continuing there for the
past 24 hours …

Israel intensifies airstrikes on Lebanon – UK
Israel has intensified its attacks against Lebanon with airstrikes on Hezbollah
strongholds in the southern suburbs Beirut and a raid on a large fuel
storage …

Tourists flee Lebanon in droves
Houston Chronicle – United States
BEIRUT, LEBANON – American tourist Michael Frantel had decided it was time
to leave less than 24 hours after starting his vacation in Lebanon. …

Crude hikes as Lebanon violence soars – Mumbai,India
New Delhi: Crude oil rose above per barrel in New York for the first time,
as violence escalated in Lebanon, reports CNBC-TV18. …

Report: Growing calls in Lebanon to disarm Hizbullah
Ynetnews – Israel
Government states it has right, duty to extend control to Southern Lebanon.
Criticism against Hizbullah and calls to disarm the organization’s …,7340,L-3275469,00.html

Israeli violence towards civilians in Lebanon condemned – Bray,Ireland
Lebanon has asked the UN Security Council to step in after Israel launched
a major military offensive killing at least 50 people. …

Australia reopens Lebanon embassy
ABC Online – Australia
The Australian embassy in Lebanon has reopened despite continuing attacks
by Israel on key facilities in the capital, Beirut. Israel …

SA citizens stuck in Lebanon
SABC News – Auckland Park,South Africa
A Port Elizabeth family has found itself in the middle of the Middle East
crisis and are unable to leave Lebanon. Israel has been …,2172,131194,00.html

Australians in Lebanon told to stay put
The Age – Melbourne,Victoria,Australia
Thousands of Australians in Lebanon are being told to bunker down as Beirut
turns into a war zone, with Israel continuing to pound the capital in
retaliation …

Lebanon divided over Hezbollah raid – Qatar
With aerial bombardment and a naval and land blockade of Lebanon intensifying,
many Lebanese are divided over Hezbollah’s capture of two Israeli soldiers.

Israel continues air strikes on Lebanon
ABC Online – Australia
ELIZABETH JACKSON: Israel is tightening the noose on Lebanon, with another
day of air strikes and bombardment from navy vessels across the breadth
of the …

EU fears Lebanon offensive may draw in Syria
Jerusalem Post – Israel
The European Union said Friday it was concerned Israel’s offensive in Lebanon
may spread, drawing Syria into the fighting. “We consider …

UAE to fly stranded nationals home via Syria
Gulf News – Dubai,United Arab Emirates
… Al Suwaidi said UAE nationals who drove to Lebanon can now return home
through Syria. “The embassy is coordinating with the UAE …

Tourists Streaming into Syria from Lebanon
Arutz Sheva – Israel
( Thousands of tourists and foreign employees are fleeing
to Syria as Israel tightens a sea and land blockade on Lebanon. …

Syria called upon to defuse Middle East conflict
ABC Online – Australia
TONY EASTLEY: Syria is again of course being identified as the one country
that could defuse the situation on Israel’s Northern border. …

Syria urges effective, unified Arab stance to curb Israeli …
People's Daily Online – Beijing,China
Syria on Thursday called for an “effective and unified” Arab stance to
curb Israel’s escalating military operations in the Gaza Strip and Lebanon.

Don’t attack Syria, Iran warns Israel
Daily Telegraph – Sydney,New South Wales,Australia
IRANIAN President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said today an Israeli strike on Syria
would be considered an attack on the whole Islamic world that would bring
a “fierce …,20281,19785089-5001028,00.html

Iran, Syria have role in Middle East violence: Bush
Times of India – India
ROSTOCK (GERMANY): President Bush blamed Syria and Iran for new Middle
East violence on Wednesday, faced further defiance from Iran and North
Korea and got an …

Rice Calls on Syria to Cease Providing Protection for Hizbullah
Arutz Sheva – Israel
( US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice is calling on Syria
to apply pressure on Hizbullah towards bringing an end to rocket attacks
against …

Despite Hezbollah’s Ties to Iran and Syria, It Also Acts Alone
Los Angeles Times – CA,USA
… WASHINGTON — The Bush administration was quick to pin responsibility
on Iran and Syria when Hezbollah militants captured two Israeli soldiers
this week. …

Lebanese leader hints Syria, Iran orchestrated Hezbollah raid …
WorldNetDaily – Grants Pass,OR,USA
… He also hinted Syria and Iran may have directed Hezbollah to attack
Israel. … “They (Iran and Syria) are financially and militarily supporting
Hezbollah. …

Date: 13 July 2006

Israel widens Lebanon reprisals, 36 civilians die
Washington Post – United States
BEIRUT (Reuters) – Israel struck Beirut airport and Hizbollah television
and began enforcing a naval blockade of Lebanon on Thursday, intensifying
reprisals …

‘No’ to Lebanon War II
Ha'aretz – Tel Aviv,Israel
… The IDF withdrew from Lebanon to the international border, the withdrawal
was officially approved by the United Nations, and the government declared
at the …

Israel enforces Lebanon blockade
ABC Online – Australia
Israel says its naval ships are in Lebanon’s territorial waters to enforce
a blockade after Hezbollah guerrillas captured two soldiers yesterday
in a border …

Israel launches raids on Lebanon
Hindu – Chennai,India
VITAL LINK: Lebanese citizens at the Qassmieh bridge destroyed by Israel,
on the main north-south highway in southern Lebanon on Wednesday. …

Israel confirms naval blockade on Lebanon
Irish Examiner – Cork,Ireland
Earlier, Israeli forces intensified their attacks in Lebanon, with airstrikes
that blasted the country’s only international airport and the Hezbollah
TV …

Israel intensifies attacks across Lebanon, Beirut airport shelled
EiTB – Euskadi,Spain
Israel said it had imposed an air and naval blockade on Lebanon. … Israel
said it had imposed an air and naval blockade on Lebanon. …
— israel-intensifies-attacks-across-lebanon—be?itemId=X24_54

Tel Aviv shares sink as Lebanon violence flares
Reuters – USA
… Israel intensified its reprisals on Lebanon a day after Hizbollah captured
two Israeli soldiers and killed eight in cross-border raids. …

Israel steps up Lebanon offensive – United Kingdom
… international airport and Hizbollah’s television station early this
morning as the Israeli government made clear that it holds Lebanon’s government
responsible …

Israel Imposing Blockade on Lebanon
Washington Post – United States
… The Post. JERUSALEM — Israel is imposing a sea and air blockade on
Lebanon, a senior Israeli military official said Thursday. The …

Israeli army says it imposed sea blockade on Lebanon
RIA Novosti – Moscow,Russia
TEL AVIV, July 13 (RIA Novosti) – The Israeli army’s news service told
Thursday it had imposed a total sea blockade on Lebanon. …

Israelis move into Lebanon
Globe and Mail – Canada
JERUSALEM — Six years after withdrawing from southern Lebanon, Israel
returned yesterday, opening a second front in Middle East fighting that,
along with the …

Russia, France Condemn Israeli Strikes in Lebanon
MOSNEWS – Russia
Paris and Moscow on Thursday sharply condemned Israeli strikes in Lebanon
as a dangerous escalation of the Middle East conflict but Washington,
while urging …

Israel navy begins to impose blockade on Lebanon
People's Daily Online – Beijing,China
The Israeli military confirmed on Thursday that it began to impose naval
blockade on Lebanon. Israeli warships were sent into the …

Israeli navy blocks Lebanon’s ports – Ireland
Israeli naval vessels have begun blockading Lebanon’s ports in an escalation
of its campaign to recover two soldiers who were abducted by members of
the …

Israel blocks Lebanon ports – Australia
ISRAEL has said its naval ships are in Lebanon’s territorial waters to
enforce a blockade after Hezbollah guerrillas captured two soldiers in
a border clash. …,10117,19778014-23109,00.html

Lebanon: 47 killed in IDF strikes
Ynetnews – Israel
… said. The violence was the worst between Israel and Lebanon since 1996
when Israeli troops still occupied part of the south. It …,7340,L-3275059,00.html

Beirut airport hit, Lebanon fires
TVNZ – New Zealand
Israeli warplanes have bombed Beirut’s International Airport in Lebanon,
striking the airport’s runway while Lebanese anti-aircraft batteries fired
frantically …

In Lebanon: Celebration and condemnation
Ynetnews – Israel
But in Lebanon Nasrallah came under greater criticism: ‘Decisions of
war and peace should only be made on state level,’ former president
protests. …,7340,L-3275019,00.html

Timeline: Lebanon
BBC News – UK
1920 1 September – After the League of Nations grants the mandate for Lebanon
and Syria to France, the State of Greater Lebanon is proclaimed. …

Cyprus offers Europeans in Lebanon flight from Syria
Reuters – USA
NICOSIA, July 13 (Reuters) – Cyprus said on Thursday it was evacuating
75 Cypriots from Lebanon on a plane from Syria and that other EU citizens
could join the …

Israel fires rockets into Lebanon
ABC Online – Australia
MARK COLVIN: Israel has effectively declared war on Lebanon, in an escalating
series of reactions and counter-reactions after last night’s Hezbollah
raid. …

Israel steps up attacks on Lebanon
MarketWatch – USA
WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) — Israel imposed an air and sea blockade on Lebanon
Thursday after its forces bombed the airport in Beirut and dozens of other

Israeli ships enter Lebanon’s territorial waters
Hindustan Times – India
Israel said on Thursday its naval ships were in Lebanon’s territorial waters
to enforce a blockade after Hezbollah guerrillas captured two soldiers
in a border …,00050004.htm

ANALYSIS – Hizbollah attack widens cracks in divided Lebanon
Malaysia Star – Malaysia
BEIRUT (Reuters) – On Lebanon’s streets and in the government, Hizbollah’s
attack on Israel has widened splits between those who praise the group’s
defiance of …

Israeli reprisals hit Lebanon – UK
… Lebanese ports and struck Beirut airport and two military airbases
on Thursday, expanding reprisals that have killed 53 civilians in Lebanon
since Hizbollah …

Blair in talks over Lebanon crisis
Guardian Unlimited – UK
… Israeli forces intensified their attacks in Lebanon on Thursday, with
airstrikes that blasted the country’s only international airport and the
Hezbollah TV …,,-5948547,00.html

IDF strikes Lebanon airports
Ynetnews – Israel
VIDEO – Lebanon being cut off from the rest of the world: Sources in Lebanon
reported that the Israeli Air Force has attacked two military airports
Thursday. …,7340,L-3275180,00.html

Lebanon II
Die Welt – Germany
Lebanon is a shadow of its former self, slowly rebuilding but hardly the
playground of the rich and famous it used to be. And not …

Lebanon asks for ceasefire
Ynetnews – Israel
Lebanese government asks or ceasefire to immediately end IDF attacks in
its territory; Lebanon demands that UN convene emergency session to discuss
Israeli …,7340,L-3275220,00.html

Warning against ‘all but essential’ travel to Lebanon
Guardian Unlimited – UK
The Foreign Office is now advising against “all but essential” travel to
Lebanon, in the wake of Israeli air strikes on the country. …,,1819956,00.html?gusrc=rss

Syria opens borders to tourists fleeing Lebanon
Reuters AlertNet – London,England,UK
Hordes of tourists poured into Syria from Lebanon on Thursday, fleeing
Israeli bombing that turned Syria into Lebanon’s only outlet to the world.

Russia, Lebanon urge end to standoff on Lebanon-Israel border
RIA Novosti – Moscow,Russia
MOSCOW, July 13 (RIA Novosti) – Russia’s foreign minister and the Lebanese
prime minister agreed over the phone Thursday on the need to end armed
confrontation …

Israel clamps blockade on Lebanon
Independent Online – Cape Town,South Africa
Jerusalem – Israel on Thursday clamped an air, sea and land blockade on
Lebanon, bombing Beirut airport and sending warships into Lebanese waters
following …

UK govt calls for restraint ‘on all sides’ in Lebanon/Israel …
Forbes – USA
LONDON (AFX) – Britain has called for restraint ‘on all sides’ as Israel
continues to pound Lebanon in a wave of retaliatory strikes over the capture
and …

EU Accuses Israel Over Attacks on Lebanon
Washington Post – United States
BRUSSELS, Belgium — The European Union on Thursday criticized Israel for
using “disproportionate” force in its attacks on Lebanon following the
cross-border …

Hills echo with sounds of war as raids split Lebanon in two
Times Online – UK
A DISTANT, muffled thump echoes in the hills and valleys of south Lebanon
as yet another bridge is struck by Israeli aircraft and sent into the
shallow waters …,,251-2269756,00.html

Lebanon says it doesn’t control Hezbollah
Seattle Post Intelligencer – USA
BEIRUT, Lebanon — Israel has held Lebanese leaders responsible for Hezbollah’s
capture of two soldiers, but the government here says it has no real control

Prime Minister Stephen Harper calls Israel’s attacks in Lebanon ‘ … – Hamilton,Ontario,Canada
… get the Israeli soldiers home. Harper says the Israel army’s attacks
into Lebanon are simply self defence. Harper is in London for …

Middle East Crisis Grows As Israel, Lebanon Exchange Rocket Fire – USA
Israel and Lebanon moved closer to all-out war on Thursday as missiles
rained down on both sides of the countries’ shared border and the United
Nations …

Saudi Arabia blames Hizbollah in Lebanon crisis
Reuters – USA
RIYADH (Reuters) – Saudi Arabia on Thursday blamed “elements” inside Lebanon
for the violence with Israel, in unusually frank language directed at
guerrilla …

Israel warns Lebanon to evacuate civilians
ABC Online – Australia
TONY JONES: Well, Israel has tonight issued a warning to Lebanon to evacuate
all residents from a southern Beirut neighbourhood, where it believes
the …

Israel says it hit hundreds of Lebanon targets
Irish Examiner – Cork,Ireland
Israel has hit hundreds of targets in Lebanon since last night, as part
of its effort to force the release of two soldiers captured by Hezbollah
guerrillas, a …

EU Accuses Israel Over Attacks on Lebanon
Forbes – USA
The European Union on Thursday criticized Israel for using “disproportionate”
force in its attacks on Lebanon following the cross-border raid by Hezbollah

UN Security Council sets urgent meeting on Lebanon
Reuters – USA
… urgent meeting for Friday after Israel, responding to the capture of
two of its soldiers by Hizbollah guerrillas, launched a wave of military
strikes on Lebanon …

Jordan’s King condemns Lebanon attack, to meet Mubarak
Monsters and – Glasgow,UK
Amman – Jordan’s King Abdullah II on Thursday denounced the Israeli attack
on Lebanon as an ‘aggression’ that should be stopped, and said he would
meet with …

Syria holds Israel responsible for clash with Lebanon’s Hizbollah
People's Daily Online – Beijing,China
Syria said on Wednesday that Israel was responsible for clashes between
the Jewish state and Lebanese Hizbollah militia in which two Israeli soldiers
were …

US: Syria, Iran Behind Israel Raid
Mediafax – Bucuresti,Romania
The United States blamed Syria and Iran on Wednesday for the kidnapping
of two Israeli soldiers by Hezbollah militants and an eruption of violence
along the …—Iran-Behind-Israel-Raid-515511-9.html

Tourists Flee Lebanon to Syria After Israeli Raids
Naharnet – Beirut,Lebanon
Thousands of tourists, mostly Gulf Arab nationals, fled by road to Syria
Thursday after Israeli air attacks closed Beirut’s Rafik Hariri International
Airport …

Israel Points Finger at Iran, Syria
Arutz Sheva – Israel
( A senior government official has blamed Syria for providing
“shelter and logistical support for Hamas leader Khaled Mashaal” and noted
that Iran …

US Holds Iran, Syria to Account for Hizballah
ThreatsWatch.Org – USA
Following the Hizballah attack in Israel that resulted in several IDF soldiers
dead and two kidnapped, the United States blamed Syria and Iran and the

Israel Bombs Civilian Localities in Lebanon, posing threat on …
Cuban News Agency – Cuba
… A possible expansion of the crisis was announced by Israeli Prime Minister,
Ehud Olmert, who threatened an attack on Syria. Israel …

Getting Serious About Syria
The Weekly Standard – USA
… Assad was unfazed. On July 3, he criticized “Israeli aggression” and
rebuffed US appeals to shut down Palestinian terror offices in Syria.

Iran, Syria Used Hizballah As Proxy to Attack Israel, Analysts Say – Alexandria,VA,USA
… government of Lebanon responsible for attacks along its northern border,
but Israeli analysts and government sources said that Iran and Syria are
ultimately …



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