Friday, July 14, 2006

Hezbollah leader:"You Want Full Scale War - You Got It!"

Israeli warplanes Friday destroyed the building housing the headquarters of Hezbollah guerrillas in southern Beirut, the group's TV station reported. It did not report any casualties.
Hezbollah leader Sheik Hassan Nasrallah and the top leadership of the group have offices and residences in the high-security area, but they were likely to have been on the move during the Israeli offensive.
Nasrallah delivered an electrifying speech calling for full-scale war against Israel; meanwhile militants blew up security gate between Egypt and Gaza strip, with 100s of Palestinian flooding into Gaza as gun battles follow there.
UN security counsel is split on how to handle the given situation - Lebanese representative called for immediate international intervention against Israeli aggressors; U.S.'s John Bolton maintained neutrality, while Israeli representative called recent Hezbollah actions an act of war, calling invasion of Lebanon "mutually beneficial" action; Israel also blamed Iran for importing Russian-made "Katyusha" rockets - 700+ of which were fired on Israel within last 24 hours; 2 Israelis were killed, dozens wounded - citizens are advised to attend to bomb shelters, stay away from windows, etc.


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