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Friday, August 11, 2006

News Headlines: Day 31

I have again put a video of today's headlines. It's in Hebrew, so here is the corresponding order:
-7 people were lightly injured when 3 Katyusha barrages, 16 rockets, fell in Haifa and the Krayot. There were also falls in the Galilee Finger - fires have erupted from rockets falling in open areas.
-US Secretary of State Rice is still hoping for a vote in the UN Security Council tonight, in regards to a cease-fire, but the 2 sides again seem far apart. The Security Council continues to work on an attempt to reach a cease-fire agreement, possibly for a vote tonight. Until now, they have not been able to come to an agreement. The Lebanese government is protecting central points in the draft; mainly, the change of UNIFIL's mandate and the Israel's time of withdrawal. In the mean-time, Russia is circulating its own Resolution, which calls for a 72 hour "humanitarian" cease-fire. The US is opposing this proposal.
-Members of right-wing parties in the Knesset are calling for PM Olmert's resignation for his poor execution of the war.
-There is fighting going on in the Eastern Front in southern Lebanon. At lest 8 soldiers have been wounded and evacuated to hospital. Several Hezbollah fighters were killed in the battle.
-On the ground, the offensive is still frozen.
-Over 60 Katyushas have fallen in northern Israel since the start of the afternoon.
-There were direct hits in Kiryat Shmon and Tzfat. There were a few injuries, and they were evacuated to hospitals.
-The names of 14 out of the 15 soldiers killed on Wednesday have been released.
-The IAF has once again dropped thousands of leaflets in different neighborhoods of southern Beirut, including Tripoli, urging people to evacuate. The IAF is attacking targets in Tzur (Tyre) and southern Beirut.
-A person that was arrested and held in the Sharon Prison stabbed a prison officer.
-The High Security Alert continues at London's Heathrow International Airport.

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