LEBANON UPDATE FROM THE ELECTRONIC INTIFADA
from ELECTRONIC INTIFADA - 16.07.2006 16:35
In an editorial this Saturday, The New York Times clearly crossed the line from its already biased reporting in support of Israel, to cheerleading for Israel, and even advocating that Israel conduct illegal, extrajudicial executions of Arab political leaders.
LEBANON UPDATE FROM THE ELECTRONIC INTIFADA
15 July 2006
The Electronic Intifada continues its intensive coverage of the Israeli assaults on Gaza and Lebanon, bringing you unique firsthand accounts and images, commentary and analysis and key documents. Here are a few of the latest additions to our dedicated page on the Lebanon situation which you can link to directly at - Url.: http://electronicLebanon.net
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MOHAMMED AND HIS FAMILY IN TYRE
Muzna Al-Masri, Live from Lebanon, 15 July 2006
Saturday July 15 ˜ It is not me they should be worrying about, my friends from countries around the world who have been calling since Wednesday; after all I live in one of the safest areas of this country, next to embassies and prime ministers. I have water and electricity and, above all, the Internet. If they are to worry, they are to think of the tens of people I am calling everyday. People in the south of Lebanon who are under the shelling, and isolated from the rest of the country. If I am to share a diary I will not share mine, but that of my friend Mohammed and his family.
LETTER FROM BEIRUT: EERILY SILENT IN THE CITY
Renee Codsi, Live from Lebanon, 15 July 2006
July 15 morning update: After all the retaliations it was eerily quiet after 1:00 am in Beirut Friday night. Israeli ships could be seen encroaching the perimeter of the northern seaside. The Israeli planes were too busy hitting what they had left in the south and beginning their northern operations to bother with Beirut. We heard the planes all night but they were in the distant as they passed over and kept on trucking up north. The fires are still burning in Bir Hassan from yesterdays attacks. Smoke billows in formations like cumulonimbus clouds.
(The New York Times is one of the absolute worst propaganda sewers known to mankind, but seeing and learning what the enemy prints can be useful. - Henk Ruyssenaars/FPF - Url.: http://tinyurl.com/on8kq)
NY TIMES: ARABS TO BLAME, FAIR GAME FOR ASSASSINATION
Patrick O'Connor, The Electronic Intifada, 15 July 2006
In an editorial this Saturday, The New York Times clearly crossed the line from its already biased reporting in support of Israel, to cheerleading for Israel, and even advocating that Israel conduct illegal, extrajudicial executions of Arab political leaders. Positions taken by the Times matter because it is the US' most influential newspaper. The Times both reflects and helps to shape US policy and public opinion. The previous two days, the editorial and news departments at the Times had stated clear support for Israel's assaults on Gaza and Lebanon.
SHATILA REFUGEE CAMP: "WHAT DO WE HAVE LEFT TO FEAR?"
Mayssoun Sukarieh, Live from Lebanon, 14 July 2006
Since there was no power and I couldn‚t be glued all day to the news, I decided to go to Shatila [refugee camp]. The city was almost empty; there were few cars in the streets and few open shops. The cab dropped me at the Sabra area, the „poor souk‰ as they call it in Beirut, which was bustling with people buying food supplies. All shops were packed except for the butcher and poultry shops, which stood empty. „Meat dishes are a luxury for
the poor during normal times, so what do you say about war time?" one of the butchers observed.
ADDRESS OF GENERAL SECRETARY OF HIZBALLAH, HASSAN NASRALLAH
Translation, 14 July 2006
"In this first address that I give in these days following Operation True Promise, I would like to say a few words - a word to the Lebanese people, a word to the resistance fighters, a word to the Zionists, and a word to the Arab rulers. I will not offer words to the international community because I have never for one day believed that there is any such thing as an international community, just as many in our nation feel."
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