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Israel building prison for captives, attests to Israeli plans for large-scale ground incursion
Ynet - Yidiot Aharonot ^ | July 21, 2006 | Z Lando

Posted on 07/22/2006 11:38:00 AM PDT by Challenge

Israel building prison for Lebanese captives, attests to Israeli plans for large-scale ground incursion

GAMLA: News and Views from Israel / YNET

IDF has started building detention compound to be used for holding Hizbullah members that will be captured during fighting in north. Officials: Project attests to government's plans for large-scale ground incursion in Lebanon Sharon Roffe-Ofir

Preparing for an extended ground operation: The IDF has started constructing a temporary detention center designed to hold the Lebanese prisoners that will be captured during army operations in Southern Lebanon, Ynet has learned recently.

A truck convoy carrying barbed-wire fences, containers, and mobile showers and toilets started unloading equipment at the Filon military base near Rosh Pina Friday, and construction works at the place are already underway. According to plans, the structure should be able to hold up to hundreds of Hizbullah prisoners at any given time.

The fact that the army was granted special permission from the Chief Military Rabbinate to continue with construction works throughout Saturday attests to the urgency attributed to the project.

Army sources told Ynet that the decision to build the detention center followed an earlier decision taken this week to call up reserve brigades and launch preparations for a ground offensive deep inside Lebanese territory in the near future.


'Decision to build prison attests to Israel's plans'

According to the officials, the initial plan was to erect the compound near the Koach Junction using an old structure which dates back to the days of the British Mandate and which is currently in use by the Border Guard police. However, as the place is limited in size, the army later decided to locate the new prison at the larger Filon base.

The detention center will be based on the model of previous prisons built in Israel such as Ktziot in the south and the Ofer base in Jerusalem.

During the Lebanon War, thousands of Lebanese detainees were incarcerated at the al-Hiyam prison located in Lebanese territory. Defense officials explained to Ynet that setting up a detention center on such a scale is proof of the Israeli government's plans for an extensive operation that may last for months.

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To: NY Attitude

"There shouldn't be any captives."
Eggs Ackley!


21 posted on 07/22/2006 12:23:21 PM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ("Don't touch that thing")
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To: Challenge
I Doubt Israel wants to kill any Americans or Europeans. All of them that are going to go need to get out of the country.

What if Israel told all NON Hezballah Lebanese to get out of the 12 mile buffer zone. What if Israel said that since Hezbollah refuses to wear uniforms, anyone who remains in the buffer zone will be assumed to be Hezbollah. And that Israeli troops have articles of engagment that say shoot anyone in the buffer area on site. And that all buildings and places of residence are fair game. If you are not Hezbollah get out.

There is a lot of talk about how to handle the terrorist advantage of making Israel determine who is friend and who is foe. If your are in the buffrer area then Isreal should tell all that you will be considered foe..

22 posted on 07/22/2006 12:30:56 PM PDT by Common Tator
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To: Common Tator

They've been dropping leaflets and using automated dialing to get them to leave.

The Arabs have everything to lose if they do not kill Hezbollah now. For once they have a common enemy--Iran and to a lesser sense Syria--and that enemy isn't Israel. They can be smart and use Hezbollah's (and Iran's) misstep to crush Imasmadasahatter.


23 posted on 07/22/2006 12:36:03 PM PDT by the Real fifi
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To: Challenge

Wonder if they will be calling John McCain for advise. He seems to have declared himself an expert on the subject of detainees along with all his Liberal Dummycrat buddies like John Kerry, Jack Murtha, Nancy Pelosi and the rest of the worthless whiners. In fact, they should volunteer to oversee the treatment of Israel's detainees.


24 posted on 07/22/2006 12:52:23 PM PDT by ExTexasRedhead
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To: Challenge

Just kill them in the field...
No good will come of taking captives...
Leave them rotting on the ground.


26 posted on 07/22/2006 2:30:55 PM PDT by Bobalu (This is not the tag line you are looking for.....move along (waves hand))
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To: Challenge

Let's hope they keep the attorneys and media away.


27 posted on 07/22/2006 2:32:21 PM PDT by HereInTheHeartland (Never bring a knife to a gun fight, or a Democrat to do serious work...)
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To: the Real fifi
why mass all those troops on the border for days losing any element of surprise?

All the "leaks" point toward Lebanon.
So it will be a surprise when they move on Syria instead. (You didn't hear if from me.)

28 posted on 07/22/2006 3:36:36 PM PDT by ASA Vet (3.03)
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To: Common Tator
I Doubt Israel wants to kill any Americans

If "Churchillbuff" wasn't on suspension after his/her tirade the other day he/she would surely be here to p&m again.

29 posted on 07/22/2006 3:47:26 PM PDT by ASA Vet (3.03)
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