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Israel Rejects UN (Three Day) Aid Truce Call
BBC ^ | 7-29-2006

Posted on 07/29/2006 1:25:26 PM PDT by blam

Israel rejects UN aid truce call>

Many have been forced from their homes, but others remain trapped

Israel has rejected a United Nations call for a three-day truce in southern Lebanon, as US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice arrives in Israel. The UN says children, the elderly and disabled people are trapped and supplies are short.

But an Israeli spokesman said there was no need for a truce as a humanitarian corridor to the area had been opened.

Israeli missiles landed near the main Lebanese border crossing into Syria on Saturday, witnesses and officials said.

In a separate incident, two Indian soldiers with the UN peacekeeping force were wounded in an Israeli strike on their observation post, the UN said.

The incident came days after four UN observers died in an Israeli air strike.

Israeli officials have indicated to the BBC that Israel may be willing to stop fighting as soon as a UN resolution is passed next week - before the arrival of an international peace force - and that they will not insist on the Hezbollah disarming first.

The UN says some 600 people - about a third of them children - have been killed by Israeli action in Lebanon.

They include a mother and her five children killed in a new wave of Israeli air raids in southern Lebanon, Lebanese medics said. Israel said it was investigating.

On Saturday Israeli forces withdrew from the southern Lebanese village of Bint Jbeil - a Hezbollah stronghold - which they had been trying to take for some days and where they sustained their heaviest one-day losses since the campaign began.

Hezbollah has continued firing hundreds of rockets into Israel - several hit the northern Israel town of Safed on Saturday.

In a new message, Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah said more central Israeli cities would be targeted if the Israeli offensive continued.

A total of 51 Israelis, including at least 18 civilians, have been killed during the conflict.

The Israeli assault began after Hezbollah captured two Israeli soldiers and killed eight in a cross-border raid on 12 July.

'Concessions'

The US secretary of state is expected to talk to Israeli and Lebanese leaders about proposals to deploy a multinational force, as part of what US President George W Bush calls a viable plan for ending hostilities.

World leaders are due to discuss a deployment at a meeting at the UN headquarters in New York on Monday.

Israeli officials told the BBC that a ceasefire must meet certain key conditions, including a guarantee that Hezbollah will not move back into positions close to the border.

Meanwhile, Israeli military sources have indicated that the fighting could intensify.

BBC diplomatic correspondent Paul Adams says Israel would prefer a deal but it is publicly prepared to continue fighting if it does not get one.

Earlier, the UN deputy chief issued a warning over the observers' deaths in an Israeli strike on a UN base.

Mark Malloch-Brown said they had accepted Israel's apology, but still had "serious concerns" about what happened.

UN officials said they had contacted Israel a dozen times before the bombing and asked them to stop firing, which Israel did not.


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KEYWORDS: 2006israelwar; aid; call; day; israel; rejects; three; truce; un
"...and that they will not insist on the Hezbollah disarming first.

Crazy.

1 posted on 07/29/2006 1:25:27 PM PDT by blam
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...they will not insist on the Hezbollah disarming first.

Israel has since denied that report. .....but who knows?

2 posted on 07/29/2006 1:31:30 PM PDT by Mr. Mojo
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There is no way Israel is backing down from this. They will get their three kidnapped soldiers back first before they do anything.

Once the planes with the bunker busters are on station, you can kiss whatever is left of the hezzies bye bye.


3 posted on 07/29/2006 1:39:52 PM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (Democrats - The reason we need term limits)
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"...and that they will not insist on the Hezbollah disarming first.

Consider the source: BBC News. They are anti-Israel. I don't believe that passage for one second.

4 posted on 07/29/2006 1:40:08 PM PDT by MaestroLC ("Let him who wants peace prepare for war."--Vegetius, A.D. Forth Century)
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To: blam
The US secretary of state is expected to talk to Israeli and Lebanese leaders about proposals to deploy a multinational force, as part of what US President George W Bush calls a viable plan for ending hostilities.

What in the he!! will this do. Remember the UN peacekeepers that were sent in around 2000 and are still there. This is BS, Israel should totally rip Hiz to pieces and return the disabled rockets to Iran as a reminder.... Sh@@ happens.

Rice should get the he!! home and shut her mouth. What in the he!! is Bush thinking sending her over with truce talks. Thought Israel was our friend.

5 posted on 07/29/2006 1:41:10 PM PDT by Logical me (Oh, well!!!)
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To: blam

The United Nations is far worse than merely useless. They are in league with the enemy. Why we even cover what comes out Kofi's mouth is a mystery to me.


6 posted on 07/29/2006 1:43:58 PM PDT by kcar (The UN Sucks)
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To: Mr. Mojo

The media also said the Israeli military called up 30,000 reservists when it was 15,000


7 posted on 07/29/2006 1:44:52 PM PDT by GeronL
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To: blam
The sentence was based on a now retracted Reuter's report.
8 posted on 07/29/2006 1:45:45 PM PDT by kingu (Yeah, I'll vote in 2006, just as soon as a party comes along who listens.)
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Good for Israel! Hang tough! UN is anti-Israel anyway.


9 posted on 07/29/2006 1:54:42 PM PDT by lilylangtree
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"Israel has since denied that report. .....but who knows?"

Yup. I just heard that denial on Fox News myself.

10 posted on 07/29/2006 2:04:47 PM PDT by blam
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Rice should get the he!! home and shut her mouth. What in the he!! is Bush thinking sending her over with truce talks.

Couldn't agree more. Before she left I said she shouldn't go, but I got hollered at here.

11 posted on 07/29/2006 2:21:07 PM PDT by mtbopfuyn (I think the border is kind of an artificial barrier - San Antonio councilwoman Patti Radle)
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12 posted on 07/29/2006 5:08:06 PM PDT by Salem (FREE REPUBLIC - Fighting to win within the Arena of the War of Ideas! So get in the fight!)
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I am glad that the Israelis rejected the League of Nations proposal. No, that is not a typing error.


13 posted on 07/29/2006 5:43:29 PM PDT by garbageseeker (It's not the size of the dog in the fight, it's the size of the fight in the dog.”Samuel Clemmens)
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Every one knows Hezbollah will never disarm. And the effect of any ceasefire under such circumstances will be to create a shield for Hezbollah to amass an even more lethal and threatening arsenal. If that is a victory for Israel, I'd hate to see what a real defeat would look like.

(Go Israel, Go! Slap 'Em Down Hezbullies.)

14 posted on 07/29/2006 5:49:02 PM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives On In My Heart Forever)
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