Thursday, July 13, 2006

'The brink of war'

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip — An Israeli warplane bombed the Palestinian Foreign Ministry early Thursday, collapsing part of the structure and causing widespread damage in the area.
It was Israel's second use of a huge bomb in Gaza City in as many days in its two-week offensive to pressure Palestinian militants to release a captured Israeli soldier. At least 23 Palestinians were killed in Gaza on Wednesday.

Israel Wages War on Hezbollah as Jets Strike Airbase

BEIRUT, Lebanon — Israeli warplanes attacked a Lebanese army air base near the Syrian border, the first strike on the Lebanese army in Israel's fight with Hezbollah guerrillas. The attack followed an intense strike on Lebanon’s airport, an attack that could draw the Lebanese army into Israel's war with Hezbollah guerrillas.

More than 50 people have died in violence following the capture of two Israeli soldiers by Hezbollah, which launched more than 80 rockets and mortars into Israel on Thursday.

Israeli jets dropped two bombs on the runway at the Rayak air base in the eastern Bekaa Valley, damaging it, police said. There were no reports of casualties.

Good. It's quite obvious that Israel is without allies in the Middle East, and really across most of the world. If they don't take action like this, if they're too afraid of offending someone, Israel really will be wiped off the face of the earth.