Roundup: War in the Middle East — Tuesday, July 25, 2006

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Fierce Fighting in the South: Israel claims to have sealed off Hezbollah stronghold, is determined to fight on. Media reports say it is preparing for occupation of southern Lebanon.

** Rice says she’s sorry, but…

** “Israel is determined to continue on in the fight against Hezbollah,” said Israeli PM Ehud Olmert. “We will not hesitate to take severe measures against those who are aiming thousands of rockets and missiles against innocent civilians for the sole purpose of killing them.

Occupation Plans: Israeli Military Prepares Plan for Occupation of Southern Lebanon

Getting the Indians Out

Israelis Using chemical weapons?

Cluster Bombs?

Behind the Fighting: Israel’s Quest for more Water

** Long Standing Plans to Seize the Litani River within Lebanon

Chronology of war

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