U.S. Prolonging Zionist War
OCCUPIED JERUSALEM — The United
States has given the Zionist entity the thumbs-up to pursue its offensive on
Lebanon for at least another week, senior Zionist officials told Haaretz
daily on Sunday, July 23.
The one-week extension is aimed
at giving Zionist ground troops operating in southern Lebanon to make some gains
before American intervention, Al-Jazeera reported, quoting Zionist experts.
US Secretary of State
Condoleezza Rice, who is due in Tel Aviv Sunday, will explore ways with the
Zionist entity's leadership to end the conflict and begin to shape a new order
in Lebanon, according to Zionist officials who spoke on condition of anonymity.
She will return next Sunday to
try to implement a cease-fire, they added.
According to the Zionist
officials Rice's trip aims to formulate an agreement to end the fighting and
send a strong international force to enforce UN Security Council Resolution
1559, demanding the disarming of all militias in Lebanon and the deployment of
Lebanese army along the the Zionist entity's border.
Rice on Friday, July 21,
rejected international calls for an immediate ceasefire, saying the world is
witnessing "the birth pangs of a new Middle East"
in the current fighting between the Zionist entity and Hizbullah.
Experts said that Rice might
have been hinting at a wider regional war that re-shapes the Middle East.
In his weekly radio address, US
President George W. Bush said last week that Rice would make it clear during her
visit that "resolving the crisis demands confronting the
terrorist group that launched the attacks and the nations that support it,"
in reference to Syria and Iran.
The New York Times
revealed Saturday, July 21, that the Bush administration was rushing a delivery
of precision-guided bombs to Israel to help it in its fight against Hizbullah.
More Civilians Killed
Zionist warplanes bombed Sunday
east Beirut and south Lebanon, killing at least five civilians, taking to more
than 360 the number of Lebanese killed since the start of the 11-day-old
assault, mostly civilians.
Half a dozen blasts echoed
across the Lebanese capital as jets roared over the southern suburbs in the
early hours of the day, Reuters reported.
Air strikes destroyed a mosque
in the southern port city of Sidon, wounding four people.
A dozen Zionist air strikes in
the eastern Bekaa Valley destroyed three factories, a house and several bridges,
Some 500,000 Lebanese have fled
the war-battered south. Others are trapped by fighting, especially in southern
A Zionist general said Sunday
his soldiers took control of Maroun Al-Ras, a hilltop strategic border village,
a report confirmed by the spokesman for the UN Interim Force in Lebanon, Milos
troops and tanks are now inside Marun Al-Ras," Strugar told Agence
The UNIFIL has monitored the
volatile Zionist-Lebanese border for the past 28 years.
Hizbullah, which has been
battling Zionist ground troops for days, launched more rocket attacks Saturday
night on Haifa, killing two people and wounding 14.
Zionist officials estimate that
between one third to a half of all residents in Haifa, Israel's third biggest
city, fled to escape Hizbullah rockets, Haaretz said.
The Zionist army said more than
1,100 rockets have hit northern the Zionist entity so far, killing 15 Zionist
civilians. Twenty Zionist soldiers were also killed in clashes with the Lebanese
Jan Egeland, the UN emergency
relief coordinator, censured the Zionist entity Sunday for not providing safe
access to urgently needed aid to the Lebanese people and appealed for an
immediate $100 million to help avert a humanitarian crisis.
Israel is not giving us access," Egeland told reporters as he toured
shattered southern Beirut.
definitely a humanitarian crisis unfolding in Lebanon," averred the UN
Egeland said the UN was
planning to deliver aid using a fleet of trucks and by ship into Beirut and the
southern city of Tyre.
particularly worried for this area of Beirut and for the southern part of the
"There are wounded who do not get sufficient treatment. There are people who do
not have safe drinking water. There are, first and foremost, tens of thousands
of people who are now being besieged, or in areas (of) cross fire."
The UN official expressed
conviction that the Zionist military tactics would not bring in a solution to
costing too many lives and it will not lead to a solution in the south. There is
no military solution to these things, it is only a political solution. The
enormous bombardment that we have seen here with one block after another being
leveled has to stop," he stressed.
Surveying a pile of rubble,
Egeland also accused the Zionist entity of breaching the international
horrific. I did not know it was block after block of houses. It makes it a
violation of humanitarian law. It's bigger, it's more extensive than I even