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60 Killed in IAF Strike on Qana in Southern Lebanon

Excerpt;

“A high-ranking IAF officer said that the IDF warned the residents of Qana to evacuate the village in anticipation of the airstrikes on Katyusha launchers.”

Over 100 Rockets Hit Northern Israel on Sunday

Six Wounded as Rockets Pound North

Excerpt;

“In one barrage of at least 10 rockets, a house sustained a direct hit. Other damage was also reported. A total in Kiryat Shmona and Acre as over 80 rockets rained down again on northern cities. Twenty-nine people suffered from shock. All of the casualties were taken to Nahariya Hospital.”

PM Olmert Agrees to a Multinational Force Along Northern Border

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Prime Minister Ehud Olmert has agreed to a US plan calling for the deployment of an international peacekeeping force along Israel’s border.

“The US-brokered plan includes yet another land withdrawal by Israel – stipulating the international “stabilization force” will position itself between Israel and southern Lebanon in exchange for an Israeli retreat from the Har Dov area, also known as Shab’a Farm. The area today has a vital strategic significance, permitting IDF troops to man outposts along the border area.

Rice Pushing Deal on Shaba Farms and International Force

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“The deal being put forth by Rice is for the deployment in Lebanon of an “international stabilization force” comprising 10,000 to 30,000 troops in return for Israel’s withdrawal from the controversial Shaba Farms, on the western slopes of Mount Hermon.”

Olmert Remains Firm in His Position Against Hizbullah

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Prime Minister Ehud Olmert during Sunday’s weekly cabinet meeting stated, “We may not flinch regarding Hizbullah,” adding, “the current military operation will not be halted.”

“…Hizbullah, like Islamic terror everywhere, threatens all of Western civilization. When we decided to respond, we knew we would encounter difficult situations. If we remain firm, we will be victorious.”

Islamic Terrorist Attacks Jewish Federation in Seattle

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Pam Waechter, 58, was shot dead and five are in serious condition after a Muslim man opened fire inside a Jewish Federation building in Seattle, Washington Friday.

According to Jewish Federation official Amy Wasser-Simpson, the man had told staff members, “I’m a Muslim American; I’m angry at Israel,” and then began shooting.

Most of the employees were able to escape through a back door and once police teams arrived, the man, 31-year-old Naveed Afzal Haq, soon surrendered. He was charged with one count of murder and five of attempted murder. He is reportedly a US citizen, from outside the Seattle region.

Rocket Slams into Kiryat Shmona Home

3 Lightly Injured in Kiryat Shmona Rocket Attacks

Rockets Land in Rosh Pinah Area

Hysteria Victims Reported in Akko Rocket Attack

24 Rockets Strike Kiryat Shmona Area

Heavy Fighting Reported Sunday Morning

Excerpt;

“Heavy exchanges of gunfire are being reported on Sunday morning between IDF soldiers and Hizbullah terrorists west of Misgav. There are no reports of injuries at this time.”

IDF Targets Weapons Facility in Northern Gaza

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“The IDF targeted a weapons plant in the Beit Hanoun area of northern Gaza belonging to the Popular Front terror organization.”

IDF: Hizbullah Tried to Kidnap Soldiers Again

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“Hizbullah had intended to kidnap IDF soldiers in Saturday fighting in the south Lebanon village of Bint Jbail. The plan was foiled due to the soldiers’ alertness.”

IDF: Syria Smuggling Weapons, Rockets to Hizbullah

2 Would-be Bombers Caught Near Nablus

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“The would-be bombers were caught inside a Palestinian cab just outside of Nablus in the area of the Shavei Shomron settlement. The terrorists were affiliated with Fatah and the PFLP movements. Palestinian terrorist groups in the West Bank were working in conjunction with Hizbullah in an effort to carry out attacks in Israel while the IDF was fighting in Lebanon.”

Over 90 Rockets Hit Israel on Saturday

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“15 rockets landed in and around Nahariya alone, and three buildings sustained damage in various rocket attacks. Three people were lightly wounded and evacuated to a hospital.”

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Diplomatic Cease-Fire Efforts Intensify By Herb Keinon and Nathan Guttman

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“Diplomatic sources in Washington said that the US will attempt to hammer together a cease-fire deal and the deployment of a multinational force in Lebanon and present the plan to the UN Security Council on Wednesday. A vote is expected Thursday.”

“‘Thursday is a very important bus stop,’ a senior diplomatic official in Jerusalem said when asked if this day would likely mark the end of the large-scale military operations.”

IAF Fires Missile at Hamas Building in Gaza City

IDF Troops Kill Islamic Jihad Leader in Nablus

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“Islamic Jihad said the group’s Nablus leader, Hani Awijan, 29, was killed by undercover IDF troops. The soldiers came to arrest him while he was playing soccer with friends and relatives, the group said. Another Islamic Jihad operative was also killed in the operation.”

IDF Readies for New Ground Offensive in South Lebanon

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“The IDF wrapped up its operations in the southern Lebanese village of Bint Jbail on Saturday and withdrew most of its troops from the area. At the same time, the army was gearing up for a new ground incursion into Lebanon.”

IAF Strikes Over 60 Hizbullah Targets

UN to Enter IDF Control Room

Commentary;

Isn’t this kind of taking risk a little bit too far? What about Military Security and Secrecy? No other nation would stand for this! How quickly will Hezbollah, the p.a., or countless other terrorist groups know the IDF’s game plan before the IDF knows it?? MB

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