Category Archives: Lebanon war

17 Sep

Remembering The Sabra And Shatilla Massacre 35 Years On

Its time to end the Israeli culture of impunity that permitted the Sabra and Shatilla massacre to happen, 35 years ago. by Nabil Mohamad On September 16, 1982, following the Israeli invasion of Lebanon, the right-wing Christian Phalange militia stormed the Sabra and Shatilla refugee camps, in West Beirut, and began […]

12 Jun

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Two Shepherds In Lebanese Territory

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Wednesday evening, two shepherds near Shebaa Lebanese town, and took them to the occupied Shebaa Farms, the Lebanese National News Agency has reported. The agency said the one of the abducted shepherds is from Lebanon, while the second is Lebanese. It added that the Lebanese Army […]

19 Dec

Plot to Depopulate Palestinian Refugee Camps in Lebanon

(photo: Ein al-Hilweh refugee camp in Lebanon) by Ramzy Baroud An eerie video composed of a recorded audio prayer and a photo of one “Hajj Jamal Ghalaini” occasionally pops up on Facebook. The voice is that of an alleged religious sheikh, praying for the well-being of the man in the photo […]

18 Sep

Dr. Erekat Remembers Sabra and Shatila

In press releases published yesterday, September 16, 2018, Dr. Saeeb Erekat said that the Sabra and Shatila Massacre is a reminder of Israel’s barbaric crimes. Erekat added, according to the PNN, that the massacre of Sabra and Shatila is not only a reminder of the barbaric crimes committed against the Palestinian […]

31 Mar

Bolton Acted Against US Interests to Push Israel’s Agenda in Lebanon

When Israel invaded Lebanon in 2006, then-Ambassador John Bolton worked to prevent a ceasefire, acting as “an asset for Israel against the interests of his own secretary of state, his own State Department, his own superiors, and his own president,” says Phyllis Bennis of the Institute for Policy Studies. Phyllis […]

29 Nov

Israel Threatens Nasrallah as Target of Assassination

Amid rising tension and Israeli threats of a new war against Lebanon, Israel has reportedly threatened that Hassan Nasrallah, the head of Lebanon’s resistance movement, will be a target of assassination in its next war. The Israeli military’s chief spokesman, Ronen Manelis, said on Monday, “We are also active in this […]

17 Sep

Ashrawi and Erekat Mark 35th Anniversary of Sabra and Shatila Massacre

PLO Executive Committee Member Dr. Hanan Ashrawi made a press release, today, addressing the memory of the Sabra and Shatila massacre which occurred 35 years ago, and where some 3,000 Palestinians were murdered. Ashrawi said, according to the PNN, “Today we somberly mark the thirty-fifth anniversary of the massacre of […]

31 Mar

Empire Files Rewind: How Palestine Became Colonized

First published on September 28, 2016. Previewing Abby Martin’s on-the-ground investigation in Palestine, The Empire Files looks at the long history of Zionist colonization, expansion and expulsion of Palestine’s indigenous inhabitants. Giving critical historical context to the occupation today, this timeline explores the creation of the state of Israel and […]

24 Dec

Islamist Extremism Spills Over into Palestinian Ein El-Helweh Refugee Camp in Lebanon

nsnbc : After Palestinian refugee camps in Syria were drawn into the war by Islamist radicals, the problem has recently spilled over into the Palestinian refugee camp of Ein El-Helweh, in Lebanon, leading to clashes between the Islamist Jund al-Sham and the secular Al-Fateh. (Photo: Non-combatant civilians are the ones […]

22 Dec

UNRWA Suspends Operations at Ein El-Hilweh Refugee Camp due to Violent Outbreaks

The United Nations Relief Works Agency for Palestinian refugees in the near east (UNRWA) has strongly condemned an outbreak of armed violence which took  place at the Ein El Hilweh Palestinian Refugee camp in Lebanon, today and yesterday, and calls for restraint. Due to armed violence and increased risks to civilian […]

13 Dec

(Video Series) The General’s Son: From Privileged Zionist to Activist for Palestinian Rights – RAI

On Reality Asserts Itself, Miko Peled tells Paul Jay of Baltimore’s Real News Network that his father, a famous Israeli General, was ostracized for saying it was necessary to negotiate with the PLO and respect Palestinian self-determination; but, he never gave up his belief that the expulsion of 1948 and […]

17 Sep

Sabra and Shatila Massacre: 34 Years Later, Victims Still Awaiting Justice

Marking 34 years since the 1982 massacre of Palestinian civilians in the Sabra and Shatila refugee camps of Beirut, Lebanon, Saeb Erekat, secretary general of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO), says that the victims are still awaiting justice: “Thirty-four years ago an Israeli general, Ariel Sharon, violated an Israeli obligation […]

11 Mar

Israeli Forces Deploy near Lebanese Border

Israeli occupation forces have now deployed troops and equipment along the Lebanese border, and stepped up military activities in th region on Wednesday, according to Lebanese sources.For the second consecutive day in a row, the army fired tear gas canisters at Lebanese herders and local farmers working near the border […]

21 Dec

Rockets Strike Northern Israel Following Damascus Air Raid

December 21, 2015 2:45 AM IMEMC & Agencies Israel, Lebanon war, News Report 0

Sirens sounded, Sunday, before three rockets landed in open areas of northern Israel, according to the army.Forces were reported by Ma’an to be searching the area following the attack. No damage or injuries were reported. The Israeli military also reportedly responded with artillery fire into Lebanon, according to Israeli media, […]

17 Sep

Ellen Siegel: Why have the killers of Sabra and Shatila escaped justice?

September 17, 2015 12:39 AM IMEMC & Agencies International, Interview, Lebanon war 0

One of Israel’s most infamous crimes occurred 33 years ago this week. In September 1982, the Israeli army surrounded the Sabra neighborhood and adjacent Shatila refugee camp in southern Beirut.Israel gave its allies in a right-wing Christian militia known as the Phalange free rein to massacre a large number of […]

27 Aug

2 Dead in Breach of Truce at Lebanon Camp

August 27, 2015 10:17 PM IMEMC & Agencies International, Lebanon war, News Report 0

Two people were killed when gunmen briefly opened fire in Lebanon’s largest Palestinian refugee camp, breaching a tense ceasefire, Palestinian sources said on Thursday.A source from the Fateh faction said, accoridng to AFP, that a Fateh official and a civilian had been killed in fire by ‘unidentified gunmen’ overnight, in […]

26 Aug

3 Killed During Lebanon Camp Clashes, Thousands Displaced

At least three people have been killed, and thousands displaced, in clashes between rival armed groups in Lebanon’s largest Palestinian refugee camp, Ain Al-Hilweh, near the southern port city of Sidon.The clashes sparked between the Jund al-Sham Islamist group and members of the Fateh movement, on Monday, in the northern […]

29 Jan

Netanyahu Convenes With Security Chiefs

January 29, 2015 1:34 AM IMEMC & Agencies Israel, Lebanon war, News Report 0

Following the Wednesday attack on Israeli soldiers on the Lebanese border, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu convened in Tel Aviv with senior Israeli military and security commander to discuss the “Israeli Response.’Netanyahu said Israel will respond to the death of two of its soldiers, who were killed in a Hezbollah […]

28 Jan

Israel Informs Security Council “It Will Defend Itself”

January 28, 2015 11:30 PM Saed Bannoura Arab World, Lebanon war, News Report 0

The Israeli Government informed the United Nations Security Council, Wednesday, it will conduct all needed measures “to defend itself,’ following the death of two of its soldiers in clashes with Hezbollah fighters in southern Lebanon.Israeli Ambassador to the United Nations Ron Prosor informed the Security Council that Israel will not […]

28 Jan

Two Israeli Soldiers Killed, Seven Wounded, By Hezbollah Fighters

January 28, 2015 10:25 PM IMEMC & Agencies Arab World, Lebanon war, News Report 0

Israeli sources have reported, Wednesday, that two soldiers have been killed and seven injured in an attack carried out by fighters of the Lebanon-based Hezbollah party in the Shebaa farms, in southern Lebanon. A Spanish member of the UNIFIL was killed in the Israeli strike. The sources said that one […]

27 Jan

Rockets Strike Occupied Golan

January 27, 2015 7:41 PM IMEMC & Agencies Arab World, Lebanon war, News Report 0

Two rockets fired from Syria hit the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights on Tuesday, just nine days after an Israeli air strike in Syria killed several Lebanese Hezbollah guerrillas and an Iranian general, Reuters reported.According to the PNN, an Israeli military spokesman said that, after the rockets struck, the army ordered the […]

07 Oct

Hezbollah Claims Recent Attack On Israeli Troops

October 7, 2014 10:35 PM IMEMC & Agencies Israel, Lebanon war, News Report 0

Lebanon’s Hezbollah movement, on Tuesday, claimed a bomb attack on the ceasefire line between the two countries which wounded two soldiers.According to AFP, the group said in a statement that Hezbollah fighters ‘detonated an explosive device on the Shebaa hills against a motorized Israeli patrol causing a number of injuries […]

18 Mar

Israel: “Hezbollah Fighters Crossed Border, Planted Explosives”

March 18, 2014 1:48 AM Saed Bannoura Arab World, Lebanon war, News Report 0

[Monday, March 17, 2014] According to investigations by the Israeli military, fighters of the Lebanon-based Hezbollah party crossed the border a week ago, and planted explosive charges that were detonated near military vehicles.Israeli Walla News said that Hezbollah fighters advanced hundreds of meters beyond the Blue Line, separating Israel from […]

15 Mar

Israel Fires Into Southern Lebanon

Israeli forces bombed a target in southern Lebanon, on Friday, hours after an explosive device was detonated on the border, the Israeli military said.Israeli forces reported that they fired towards Hezbollah ‘terror infrastructure’, in southern Lebanon, and confirmed a hit on Friday, at around 8 p.m., according to a report […]

29 Dec

Shells Fired Across Lebanon-Israel Border

December 29, 2013 9:12 PM IMEMC News & Agencies Israel, Lebanon war, News Report 0

[Sunday December 29, 2013] The Israeli military has fired a number of shells into southern Lebanon, after five Katyusha-style rockets were launched against Israel on Sunday, according to officials.Officials from both sides say that the two countries were struck in uninhabited areas, without causing any casualties or damage, the Ma’an […]

16 Dec

Israeli Soldier Shot Dead Near Lebanese Border

December 16, 2013 8:52 AM Saed Bannoura Arab World, Lebanon war, News Report 0

[Sunday evening, December 15, 2013] Israeli military sources have reported that an Israeli soldier was shot and killed by rounds fired from the Lebanese side of the border, adding that a Lebanese soldier fired the shots.Israeli daily, Haaretz, has reported that Tel Aviv has filed an official complaint against Lebanon […]

23 Aug

UNIFIL Denounces Missile Attack On Israel

August 23, 2013 3:06 PM IMEMC & Agencies Arab World, Lebanon war, News Report 0

The United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNFIL) issued a statement strongly denouncing a missile attack carried out from Lebanese territory into Israel.The UNIFIL said that on Thursday approximately at 4 P.M, a number of missiles were fired into Israel, and that its forces initiated an investigation into the issue […]

23 Aug

Israeli Air Force Bombards An Area Near Beirut

August 23, 2013 2:10 PM IMEMC & Agencies Arab World, Lebanon war, News Report 0

An Israeli army spokesperson stated that the Israeli Air Force bombarded, on Friday [August 23, 2013] a target in Lebanon “in retaliation to a missile attack close to the border on Thursday”, and added that the Israeli bombardment targeted a location between Beirut and Saida (Sindon).In its press release, the […]

15 Aug

Nasrallah: “Hezbollah Fighters Behind Blast Targeting Soldiers Who Violated Border”

August 15, 2013 5:02 AM IMEMC & Agencies Arab World, Lebanon war, News Report 0

Secretary-General of the Lebanon-based Hezbollah Party, Hasan Nasrallah, stated during a televised interview with the Al-Mayadeen TV, on Wednesday August 14, 2013, that Hezbollah fighters were behind last week’s attack against Israeli soldiers who violated Lebanese sovereignty.He said that the Islamic resistance was behind the operation in Labbouna area, more […]

29 Nov

Four Katyusha Rockets Reportedly Fired Into Northern Israel

November 29, 2011 7:13 AM Saed Bannoura Israel, Lebanon war, News Report 0

Israeli daily, Haaretz, reported that four Katyusha rockets were fired from Lebanon into an area in northern Israel on Monday at night, causing damage and fire to a building but no injuries.Haaretz added that the army and the police were searching the area and found the site were two of […]

09 Aug

Israeli Forces Advance Into Lebanese Territory

August 9, 2011 11:34 AM Saed Bannoura Arab World, Lebanon war, News Report 0

The Lebanese Army reported Monday that Israeli soldiers advanced into Lebanese territory for a distance of 200 meters and remained there for 30 minutes before heading back to the Israeli side of the border.The army issued a statement indicating that this invasion violates Security Council resolution 1701 issued in 2006 […]

01 Aug

Fire Exchanged on Israel-Lebanon Border

August 1, 2011 8:20 PM IMEMC & Agencies Israel, Lebanon war, News Report 0

Lebanese and Israeli soldiers traded fire on the border early Monday morning. According to Israeli reports, one Lebanese soldier was killed but there were no other injuries.Israeli soldiers came under fire while performing a military drill in the Mount Dov region of the border, according to reports from Haaretz. The […]

27 Jun

Israel Threatens Invasion Of Southern Lebanon

June 27, 2011 4:12 PM Saed Bannoura Israel, Lebanon war, News Report 0

The Israeli Radio reported that a number of Israeli security and military officials threatened that Israel could invade southern Lebanon should the security situation in villages there continue to deteriorate.The officials claimed that the Lebanon-based Hezbollah party “transformed villages in southern Lebanon into explosive areas”, and that the party deployed […]

18 Jun

Lebanese Army Officer Sentenced To 20 Years

June 18, 2011 5:33 PM Saed Bannoura Arab World, Lebanon war, News Report 0

A Lebanese Court sentenced on Friday evening a Lebanese army officer to twenty years imprisonment after convicting him of spying for Israel.The court ruled that Lieutenant Mansour Diab, 20, provided Israel sensitive information regarding the location of civilian and military areas in Lebanon, in addition to providing Israel with sensitive […]

18 Mar

Lebanon Dismantles Israeli Spy System

March 18, 2011 10:30 AM Saed Bannoura Arab World, Lebanon war, News Report 0

A statement released by the Lebanese Army revealed that an Israeli surveillance system was uncovered and dismantled on Thursday in Sahmaa town, near Tyr in southern Lebanon.The system was in the form of a camouflaged rock that was placed in Shamaa, in southern Lebanon, the al-Manar TV station in Lebanon […]

13 Jan

Arab League Calls For Calm In Lebanon

January 13, 2011 12:22 PM Saed Bannoura Arab World, Lebanon war, News Report 0

Arab League Secretary-General, Amro Mousa, urged Lebanon’s political leaders to act in a calm and a wise manner amidst the collapse of the Lebanese government, and the threat of a civil war in the country.Mousa called on all parties to play their rhetoric down, and to give talks a chance […]

13 Jan

U.S., France and Israel Readying To Counter Potential Clashes With Hezbollah

January 13, 2011 11:43 AM Saed Bannoura Arab World, Lebanon war, News Report 0

Following news stating that the Lebanon-based Hezbollah party, and its Christian ally Michel Aun, decided on Wednesday January 12, to quit the coalition of the Lebanese unity government, the United States, Israel and France started diplomatic moves said to be aiming at thwarting possible clashes between Hezbollah and Israel.According to […]

19 Dec

Lebanon Complains To The UN Over Israeli Spy Devices Located in the Country

December 19, 2010 5:44 PM Saed Bannoura Arab World, Lebanon war, News Report 0

The Lebanese Foreign Ministry filed an official complaint to the United Nations Security Council against Israel for implanting spy devices on Mount Sannine, in the upper Metn Region, and in Barouk Mountain in the Shouf region.The Lebanese army located the Israeli surveillance equipment recently and considered the issue as an […]

18 Nov

Israel to Hand Over Disputed Village

November 18, 2010 1:09 AM IMEMC News International, Lebanon war, News Report 0

Israel’s security cabinet approved, on Wednesday, a plan to pull out troops from the northern half of Ghajar, a village on the country’s border with Lebanon, local agencies reported.The Israeli cabinet voted on Wednesday for handing control of the village’s northern sector to UNIFIL, the UN Interim Force deployed along […]

04 Aug

Lebanon Appears At Fault In Yesterday’s Confrontation

A Lebanese commander admits their soldiers initiated gunfire and UNIFIL says the tree was on the Israeli side of the border.Tuesday’s armed clash between the Lebanese and Israeli military left a total of five dead at the cessation of hostilities. Three Lebanese soldiers, an Israeli commander, and a Lebanese journalist […]

09 Jul

Israel Reveals Info On Hezbollah Training Sites

July 9, 2010 9:36 AM Saed Bannoura Arab World, Lebanon war, News Report 0

The Israeli Army and National Security released on Wednesday photographs and maps reportedly illustrating the military activities and training sites for the Lebanon-based Hezbollah party. Israel warned that it would strike the training sites in order to weaken the resistance group, and limit its ability to strike Israel. The released […]

22 Jun

Israel Drumming For War Against Hezbollah

June 22, 2010 9:32 PM Saed Bannoura Israel, Lebanon war, News Report 0

The Lebanese paper, al-Mustaqbal, stated that France has information from different sources, mainly from Washington, revealing that Israel intends to wage a war against Lebanon to strike the Hezbollah party.The sources added that Israel knows this war will not bring an end to Hezbollah, but will be strategically motivated to […]

27 May

Nasrallah: “Israel-bound Ships Will Be Attacked if War Takes Place”

May 27, 2010 8:57 AM Saed Bannoura Arab World, Lebanon war, News Report 0

Sheikh Hasan Nasrallah, secretary-general of Lebanon’s Hezbollah party, announced that in the event of war with Israel, all ships sailing to Israel will be attacked by Hezbollah fighters.Nasrallah’s statements came as his party celebrated the tenth anniversary of “Resistance and Liberation Day.” Several religious leaders, military officials and popular figures […]

22 May

Chomsky Meets A Hezbollah Leader In Lebanon

May 22, 2010 11:00 AM Saed Bannoura Arab World, Lebanon war, News Report 0

American Professor Noam Chomsky held a meeting on Friday with a senior official of the Lebanon-based Hezbollah party, and discussed several issues regarding the Middle East conflict, Israel and the United States policies. Chomsky, an American linguist, philosopher, political activist and a cognitive scientist, said during the meeting that the […]

21 May

Lebanon Uncovers 22 Spy Networks Working For Israel

May 21, 2010 9:04 PM Saed Bannoura Arab World, Lebanon war, News Report 0

A senior Lebanese security source reported that the Lebanese security forces managed to uncover and dismantle 22 spy networks working for Israel. The sources added that the security forces managed to uncover most of the spy networks working in the country, and that only a few are currently active but […]

15 Dec

Ashkenazi: “Hamas Could Violate Calm in Gaza At Any Moment”

December 15, 2009 4:04 PM Saed Bannoura Israel, Lebanon war, News Report 0

Israeli Army Chief of Staff, Gabi Ashkenazi, stated that the clam along the border with the Gaza Strip is temporary and that the Hamas movement and other resistance groups could violate the truce at any given movement. His statement came during a ceremony at an Israeli military base near the […]

15 Dec

Obama Asks Lebanese Counterpart To Crack On Weapons Bound To Hezbollah

December 15, 2009 2:23 PM Saed Bannoura Arab World, Lebanon war, News Report 0

United States President, Barack Obama, told his Lebanese counterpart, Michel Suleiman, that Lebanon must act to crack down on weapons bound to the Lebanon-based Hezbollah party, adding that it is in the interest of all related countries to stop the smuggling of weapons. He said that the United States is […]

13 Oct

Explosion Rocks Saida In Southern Lebanon

October 13, 2009 10:26 AM IMEMC News Arab World, Lebanon war, News Report 0

The Al Manar TV, run by Hezbollah in Lebanon, reported Monday that an explosion took place in a home in Saida area, in southern Lebanon leaving extensive damage; no casualties were reported.Ibrahim Al Mousawy, an official at the Lebanon-based Hezbollah party, said that the explosion took place in a home […]

21 Aug

Israel claims Hezbollah plans to abduct Israelis around the world

August 21, 2008 7:53 AM Saed Bannoura Israel, Lebanon war, News Report 0

The office of the Israeli Prime Minister, Ehud Olmert, issued a warning on Wednesday claiming that the Lebanon-based Hezbollah party has plans to kidnap Israelis travelling to different parts of the world. The warning did not specify a certain country or region. The warning was issued by an office called […]

01 Aug

Lebanese MAG worker wounded by a cluster bomb is southern Lebanon

August 1, 2008 9:16 AM Saed Bannoura Arab World, Lebanon war, News Report 0

A Lebanese citizen working with the Mine Advisory Group (MAG) was moderately wounded on Thursday when a cluster bomb dropped by Israel during the 2006 war detonated near him as he was attempting to disarm landmines in a village in southern Lebanon.  The UN worker was identified as Abbas Akout, […]

14 Jul

Israel to release Kuntar and four Lebanese fighters in exchange for its two soldiers

July 14, 2008 6:11 AM Saed Bannoura Israel, Lebanon war, News Report 0

Israel stated on Sunday that it will release Sameer Kuntar and four other Lebanese detainees on Wednesday in exchange for the release of its two soldiers who were captured by Hezbollah in 2006. On Sunday afternoon, the Israeli Prison Services (IPS) released the names of the detainees who will be […]

14 Jul

Family of missing Israeli navigator receive two photos of him in captivity

July 14, 2008 5:36 AM Saed Bannoura Israel, Lebanon war, News Report 0

Israeli TV channel 10 aired on Sunday photos that were never seen before of the missing Israeli navigator, Ron Arad, whose plane was shot down over Lebanon in 1986. The photos were apparently taken in 1987. In the photo, Arad appears to be wounded in his left shoulder and is […]

13 Jul

Israel: Hezbollah has no accurate information on Arad

July 13, 2008 2:04 PM Saed Bannoura Israel, Lebanon war, News Report 0

Israeli sources reported that Israeli Prime Minister, Ehud Olmert, and heads of intelligence services in Israel received over the weekend a report summarizing the efforts of the Lebanon-based Hezbollah party to obtain information on the missing Israeli navigator, Ron Arad. Heads of intelligence services are to discuss the report and […]

30 Jun

Israeli cabinet approves a swap deal with Hezbollah

June 30, 2008 6:52 AM Saed Bannoura Israel, Lebanon war, News Report 0

On Sunday, the Israeli cabinet approved a prisoner swap deal with the Lebanon-based Hezbollah party. The deal would see the release of the two Israeli soldiers (assumed dead) captured by Hezbollah, while Israel would release five Lebanese detainees, including Sameer Al Quntar, four Hezbollah members and the bodies of ten […]

24 Jun

Army Chief Rabbi considers declaring the two MIA soldiers as killed in action

June 24, 2008 6:56 AM Saed Bannoura Israel, Lebanon war, News Report 0

Israeli sources reported on Monday that the Israeli Army Chief Rabbi, Brigadier General Avi Ronsky, is currently assessing the fate of the two soldiers, captured by Hezbollah, in order to decide whether the two are alive or to be declared as killed in action with an unknown place of burial.The […]

03 Jun

Israel identifies remains of five soldiers returned by Hezbollah

June 3, 2008 11:17 AM Saed Bannoura Arab World, Lebanon war, News Report 0

Israeli sources reported that pathologists at the Abu Kabir Forensic Institute managed to identify body tissues from the remains of five soldiers who were killed during the second Lebanon War between Israel and the Lebanese Hezbollah party. Four of the soldiers were killed when their helicopter was shot down during […]

19 May

Two Israeli groups call on Israel to participate in a conference to bar cluster bombs

The Israeli Information Center for Human Rights in the Occupied Territories and the Association for Civil Rights in Israel, issued a press release calling on the Israeli Prime Minister, Ehud Olmert, to be involved in the international efforts to draft a resolution to bar the use of cluster bombs during […]

19 Feb

Fearing Hezbollah retaliation; Israel deploys patriot missile battery

February 19, 2008 10:22 AM Saed Bannoura Israel, Lebanon war, News Report 0

Israeli sources reported on Monday that the Israeli army deployed a battery of Patriot Missiles, made by the USA, near Haifa town in the northern part of the country, in fear of retaliation by the Lebanon-based Hezbollah party to last week’s assassination of Imad Mughaniya.  Israeli online daily, Haaretz, reported […]

17 Feb

Human Rights Watch challenges Israel’s use of cluster bombs

February 17, 2008 11:49 PM Saed Bannoura Arab World, Lebanon war, News Report 0

The internationally-renowned organization Human Rights Watch has demanded an independent inquiry into Israel's use of cluster bombs during its 2006 invasion of Lebanon. An internal investigation carried out by the Israeli government recently released its findings, concluding that Israel did not violate international law when it dropped several thousand cluster […]

17 Feb

UN Agency in Lebanon complains of Israeli violations

February 17, 2008 10:00 AM Saed Bannoura Arab World, Lebanon war, News Report 0

The Interim United Nations Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL), which has had bases in the country since the Israel-Lebanon War in the early 1980s, has released a report accusing Israel of multiple severe violations of Lebanese sovereignty. Since a month-long invasion of Lebanon two years ago that left over 1200 Lebanese […]

04 Feb

The Israeli army kills one Lebanese civilian and kidnaps another at the borders with Israel

February 4, 2008 10:45 PM Ghassan Bannoura International, Lebanon war, News Report 0

Lebanese media sources reported on Monday that the Israeli army shot and killed one Lebanese civilian and kidnapped another from a village at the southern Lebanese Israeli borders on Sunday night. Witnesses reported that an Israeli army post located at the borders opened fire at a group of farmers near […]

01 Feb

Winograd: Political and Military Failure in Israel during the war on Lebanon

February 1, 2008 1:01 AM Ghassan Bannoura Israel, Lebanon war, News Report 0

Israeli media sources reported on Thursday that the Israeli Prime Minister Ehod Olmert felt relief by the final Winograd Committee report on the Second Israeli war on Lebanon. Retired Judge Eliyahu Winograd, who was appointed by the Israeli Parliament to investigate the failures of Israel during its war on Lebanon […]

10 Jan

Israeli abduction of Lebanese shepherd ignored by media

In the second such incident since the 2006 war, two rockets fired from within Lebanon struck Israel Monday night. The news understandably made headlines in Israel, and was featured as a major story by all the major Western news outlets such as CNN and the BBC, coming just before President […]

09 Jan

Rockets fired from Lebanon into Israeli town; bomb explodes in Lebanon

January 9, 2008 12:21 PM Saed Bannoura Israel, Lebanon war, News Report 0

Two incidents took place Tuesday morning in which Lebanese fighters targeted both the United Nations and Israel.  The political leadership in Israel has connected the two attacks with the planned arrival of U.S. President George W. Bush in Israel Wednesday.A roadside bomb exploded in southern Lebanon on Tuesday morning, injuring […]

26 May

Who’s Behind the Fighting in North Lebanon?

Wearing a beat-up ratty UNCHR tee-shirt left over from Bint Jbeil and the Israeli-Hezbollah July probably helped. As did, I suspect, the Red Cross jersey, my black and white checkered kaffieyh and the Palestinian flag taped to my lapel as I joined a group of Palestinian aid workers and slipped […]

26 May

US Government sends arms to Lebanese army

May 26, 2007 12:28 PM Saed Bannoura Arab World, Lebanon war, News Report 0

In the latest development in the conflict between the Lebanese military and the Fateh al-Islam group in northern Lebanon, the US government has shipped several planeloads of weapons to the Lebanese military. The Lebanese military has been accused of indiscriminately attacking Palestinian refugees in its bombardment of the Nahr al-Bared […]

25 Apr

Top Israeli army official tells schoolchildren he knew Lebanon war would not free abducted troops

April 25, 2007 4:22 PM IMEMC & Agencies Israel, Lebanon war, News Report 0

Israeli media sources reported on Wednesday that The GOC Northern Command Major General Gadi Eisenkott admitted that Israel embarked on the Second Lebanon War last year knowing that the conflict would not return the two Israeli soldiers whose kidnap by Hezbollah sparked the hostilities. Speaking at a school near Tel […]

08 Feb

Israeli army shells a Lebanese army post

February 8, 2007 4:05 AM IMEMC & Agencies Arab World, Lebanon war, News Report 0

Israeli sources reported on Wednesday night that the Israeli army fired shells at a Lebanese military post across the border. Israel claims that the Lebanese army fire light bombs at military tanks operating in the area.The Israeli army claimed that troops were still inside the sovereign Israeli territory when the […]

08 Feb

Peretz accuses Syria of “allowing rearmament of Hezbollah”

February 8, 2007 12:26 AM IMEMC & Agencies International, Lebanon war, News Report 0

On Wednesday Israeli Defense Minister, Amir Peretz, accused Syria of allowing the rearmament of the Lebanon-based Hezbollah party, and said that Israel ‘has the right to use force against the party to counter its threat’.An Israeli online daily reported that Peretz, speaking to visiting U.S Jewish leaders stated that Syria […]

23 Jan

Gabi Ashkenazi named as new military chief of Israeli army

January 23, 2007 3:05 PM IMEMC & Agencies Israel, Lebanon war, News Report 0

Israeli army radio reported yesterday that Gabi Ashkenazi, a former general, will replace Dan Halutz as the chief of the Israeli army.  Halutz resigned last week after being heavily criticized for his role in the war in Lebanon last summer. According to Israeli Army Radio, Ashkenazi was appointed by the […]

04 Aug

UN Says Water, Fuel Shortages could lead to Epidemics in Lebanon

August 4, 2006 10:41 PM IMEMC & Agencies Arab World, Lebanon war, News Report 0

Southern Lebanon faces dire drinking water and fuel shortages which threaten the outbreak of epidemics if Israel keeps up attacks on the country, a senior U.N. official warned on Friday. "The situation is getting desperate. If shortages continue we may be witnessing outbreaks," Paul Sherlock, a New York-based senior advisor […]