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Israel Bombardment of Lebanon Enters Sixth Day, Hizbollah Strikes Haifa
by Democracy Now (reposted)
Monday Jul 17th, 2006 7:35 AM
Israel's bombardment of Lebanon has entered its sixth day and the Lebanese death toll has now topped 150: almost all of them civilians. Meanwhile, Hizbollah is continuing to fire rockets at northern Israel. On Sunday, a missile hit Haifa, Israel's third largest city. The Israeli death toll since now stands at around 24. We go to Lebanon to get a report.
Israeli warplanes are continuing to attack Lebanon for a sixth consecutive day. Air strikes on Monday killed 23 people bringing the death toll in Lebanon to over 150, almost all of them civilians. The country's infrastructure has been severely damaged as Israel continues to target roads and bridges. Civilian installations, factories, gas stations and the airport have also hit. Israel has now begun targeting Tripoli in the north of the country, as well as areas in central and eastern Lebanon. The Israeli air strikes began after Hezbollah seized two Israeli soldiers during a raid into Israel on Wednesday.

Meanwhile, Hizbollah is continuing to fire rockets at northern Israel. On Sunday, a missile hit a train maintenance building in Haifa, Israel's third largest city, killing eight people. Israel's death toll now stands at 24. In his first televised appearance since the crisis began, Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah said the battle against Israel is "just at the beginning."

* Rania Masri, assistant professor at the Faculty of Sciences at the University of Balamand in Lebanon and the assistant director of the Institute for Environmental Studies at the University of Balamand. She joins us on the line from Northern Lebanon.

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