Israel drops 23 tons of bombs; claims Nasrallah dead
Israel said late yesterday it destroyed a bunker in south Beirut it believes was used by senior Hezbollah leaders on what was the deadliest day since Hezbollah captured two Israeli soldiers in a border raid on July 12.23 tons?!! These peope are insane!
Israeli warplanes dropped 23 tonnes of bombs on the bunker, said a spokesman for the Israel Defence Forces. The attack occurred minutes before midnight in a Shiite part of the Lebanese capital where Hezbollah is known to have offices and supporters.
Israel said it believes Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah was in the bunker at the time. Hezbollah said none of its leaders was killed.
I bet it had uranium in it to penetrate the bunker! Now the entire area is contaminated for millions of years! --why?!! So that Israelis "can feel secure."
Stop murdering everyone around you and stop stealing and/or decimating their lands and they won't want to destroy you!
As the air and artillery bombardment of Lebanon continued for an eighth day, Israel used Arabic-language radio to warn hundreds of thousands of Lebanese living near the border to flee or risk getting trapped in a new offensive.There is no need to point at the obvious.
Syrian President Bashar Assad, whom Israel and the U.S. accuse of supporting Hezbollah, spoke for the first time since the crisis began, calling on the international community to stop "procrastinating" and arrange a ceasefire to end the most serious fighting in the Middle East in more than 20 years.
United Nations human rights chief Louise Arbour said the scale and predictability of the killing in Lebanon, Israel and the Palestinian territories could involve war crimes.
Indiscriminate shelling of cities and the bombing of sites where civilians would inevitably suffer were unacceptable and those in command could bear criminal responsibility, said Ms. Arbour, a former justice of the Supreme Court of Canada, without pointing a finger at either side.
However, it's abundantly clear that when Israel is punished for its war crimes, it will NOT be in a court of law.
Hezbollah said none of its members were hurt in the strike and denied a leadership bunker was in the area, saying a building under construction to be a mosque was hit.And Israelis, of course, are a credible source.
Hezbollah has a headquarters compound in Bourj al-Barajneh that is off limits to the Lebanese police and army, so security officials could not confirm the strike.
Israel's U.N. Ambassador Dan Gillerman told CNN on Thursday said his country would not issue a statement about the attack until it is sure of all the facts. But he added, "I can assure you that we know exactly what we hit. ... This was no religious site. This was indeed the headquarters of the Hezbollah leadership."