Skip to comments.Israel building prison for captives, attests to Israeli plans for large-scale ground incursion
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.
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.
"There shouldn't be any captives."
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..
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.
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.
Just kill them in the field...
No good will come of taking captives...
Leave them rotting on the ground.
Let's hope they keep the attorneys and media away.
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.)
If "Churchillbuff" wasn't on suspension after his/her tirade the other day he/she would surely be here to p&m again.
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