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Friday, August 04, 2006

Nasrallah's threats don't bother the IAF; Where is Nasrallah?

Hezbullah leader Hassan Nasrallah threatened last night that if Israel bombed Beirut again, he would hit Tel Aviv with rockets. The IAF bombed the Dahiya section of South Beirut - where Hezbullah lives - again last night. YNet reports:
Witnesses reported of four huge explosions that rocked the capital, and local officials said at least three people were killed in the attack.

IDF sources confirmed the attack, saying fighter jets targeted Hizbullah buildings, the home of a senior Hizbullah member and a Hamas office.


Lebanese residents said Thursday evening that Israeli warplanes struck in the east again, firing two rockets at a house in Baalbek. One woman died and three people were wounded officials said.


Earlier on Thursday Lebanese officials said the Israeli fighter jets attacked Beirut suburbs after dropping leaflets calling on locals to evacuate the area. Hizbullah leader Hassan Nasrallah on Thursday threaten to launch rockets at Tel Aviv should Israel strike Beirut.

The leaflets, signed The State of Israel, told citizens that Nasrallah constituted a danger to them and said residents of the al-Ruweis, Hay Madi and Bir el-Abed neighborhoods should leave.

Reuters and The Associated Press reported that IAF planes also targeted roads in Tyre and Sidon.
The bottom line is that we are not hitting Nasrallah himself, and he keeps broadcasting his messages and giving orders with impunity. I am convinced that he is in the Iranian embassy in Beirut as has been suggested earlier - possibly using the two kidnapped Israeli soldiers as human shields. The real question is whether - and when - Israel will be willing to take the risk of drawing Iran into open participation in the war by going after him.


At 9:58 AM, Blogger Jack Steiner said...

Good question. Sooner or later Iran comes into play.

At 10:57 AM, Blogger Carl in Jerusalem said...

Yes, it does. The problem is that like so many other things about this war the Olmert government is refusing to go all out and do what needs to be done.


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