Monday, July 17, 2006

Israel Latest

IDF soldier killed in Nablus. (Haaretz)

IAF Commander: Only a fraction of Israel's power used. (Jpost)

IDF to set up buffer zone at end of campaign. (Haaretz)

Defense Minister Amir Peretz said Monday that Israel aims to create a buffer zone in south Lebanon, from where Hezbollah has been pounding Israel with rockets for the past six days.
"One of the aims of the [military] operation is to establish a security area in Lebanon, without the presence of IDF soldiers," Peretz said.

Lebanese government may have given Hezbollah ship location in attack on Friday. (Jpost)

On Friday, four Israel Navy seamen were killed when the missile ship Hanit was hit by Hizbullah - which reportedly acted on information provided by the Lebanese army. With this in mind, can Lebanon's military be trusted to act as a protective force in the south?

Israel may consent to International Peace Keeping force in Lebanon, although the Prime Minister's Office said, "We are not even close to that point," and that Israel wanted to see the Lebanese army deploy along Israel's northern border. (Jpost)

Palestinian suicide bomber attack in Jerusalem thwarted. (Ynet)

David Horovitz, Jpost: Nasrallah cornered, but still dangerous.


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