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Sunday, August 06, 2006

3 dead, 100 wounded in Haifa attack

I've been holding off on giving you an update on the Haifa rocket barrage, because the numbers keep changing. At the moment they stand at 3 dead and about 100 injured. Many of the injured were trapped in a building that collapsed.

Blogger Friends of Micronesia reports that he is watching the rescue on television and that they are speaking Arabic. I have not seen this information anywhere else, but if he is correct, it means that once again, Hezbullah has killed Arabs in a rocket attack (for those who did not know it already, Haifa is a mixed Jewish - Arab city) by hitting an Arab neighborhood in Haifa.

The Jerusalem Post is just describing it as a "crowded residential neighborhood" and says that at least some of the wounded are seriously wounded. A building sustained a direct hit and collapsed and people were trapped inside. This incident was described as a "high casualty incident," the first resulting from a Hezbullah Katyusha attack (recall my picture of the special ambulance for such incidents here in Jerusalem earlier this week).

HaAretz is reporting 'only' 40 wounded in Haifa. YNet is reporting 37.

The rockets were fired from Tyre according to the IDF. I wonder how much of that city will be left by the morning. My guess is not much.


At 10:00 AM, Blogger M. Simon said...


No matter how much you hate Olmert it would hand Israel's enemies a victory to remove him in the middle of a war.

This is unwise.

And he did a good job of chastising the EU the other day. And his Ambassador to the UN Dan Gillerman is excellent.

Perfection is not attainable.

My feeling about the US electorate is that this war boosts the GOP. National Security is their strong point.

It will not be possible to tell if the war plan is good until the war is over. Who knows all the constraints involved?

BTW could you provide links or at least urls? How can you be a blogger and not know how to do links? Shameful. And you talk Olmert's incompetence.

Or is your argument "I don't know what I'm doing" followed by it takes one to know one?


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