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Israel - An 'Act of War' DeclaredDay ThirteenToday's top quote: "We are going to make Israel not safe for Israelis. There will be no place they are safe."
Said by Hossein Safiadeen... talking to a conference that included the Tehran-based representative of Hamas and ambassadors from Lebanon, Syria and the Palestinian Authority. Read more of Safiadeen words HERE********************************
>>> 4:55am CDT - (Post time 5:27 am CDT)
IDF (Israel Defense Forces) The Official Website, have a good summary of IDF activities in Lebanon Sunday...
Here’s what IDF wrote:
On Sunday, July 23 more than 90 Katyusha missiles were launched at Israel, killing two civilians and wounding dozens more.
The IDF continues to operate in order to defend the citizens of Israel from the barrage of missiles fired by Hezbollah, which operates from within Lebanese villages, using the local population as human shields.
During the day IDF carried out more than 120 aerial attacks in Lebanon, on targets including the following:
> More than 80 missiles-launching areas.
> The Al Manar television station in Beirut that serves the Hezbollah terror organization.
> Approximately 20 vehicles suspected of serving the Hezbollah terror organization in the launching of missiles at Israel, and were seen fleeing from or staying at missile-launching areas.
> Missiles launchers used to fire missiles at Israel.
> Structures serving Hezbollah terrorists for hideout and storage of Hezbollah weaponry.
The IDF will continue to use all means at its disposal in order to secure the citizens of Israel against the terror attacks originating from Lebanese territory, and to return the two abducted IDF soldiers, Eldad Regev and Ehud Goldwasser to their homes safely.
View Video of Airstrikes HERE(Above courtesy of IDF).>>> 5:05am CDTI’m watching the Fox News Channel and I can tell you it is on right now just inside the boarder of Lebanon. Fox News Correspondent Mike Tobin is reporting HEAVY fighting for a good while now just over the hill from his location and I can hear rapid heavy gun fire going off constantly in the background and lots of smoke everywhere.
Oh Lord... An Apache Attack Helicopter has just crashed back behind Mike on the Israeli side of the Boarder. I see a ball of fire way of in the distance and lots of smoke. UPDATE: Two were killed in the above Chopper Crash. IAF is now saying it was a new Chopper just put into action and crashed due to mechanical problems of some kind. Short read on crash by IDF HERE
>>> 7:45am CDT
Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice flew to Beirut on Monday to seek a "sustainable" ceasefire in Lebanon... Rice arrived by helicopter from Cyprus and Lebanese political sources said she would meet Prime Minister Fouad Siniora and Shi'ite Muslim Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri... Read this story in full HERE
Special NOTE: Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice will give a Live Joint Press Briefing with the Lebanese Prime Minister Fouad Siniora anytime now in Beirut, Lebanon. Links here: Travel to the Middle East and Europe... Remarks - Audio & Video
>>> 8:05am CDT
While watching Fox these last few minutes... I see there was one round of Sirens go off in Haifa but no rockets hit in the City. Then maybe two minutes after that... three rockets hit within the city of Kiryat Shmona and six... hit just outside of town in the hills. Small fires started in and outside of town. No reports of casualties as of yet.
>>> 12:15pm CDT
IsraelNationalNews.com reports...The battle for Bint Jbel, which is considered the capital of Hizbullah and nearby villages, began last night. Bint Jbel lies 12 kilometers due north of Israel's Mt. Meron... Nine soldiers were reported lightly wounded in the course of the fighting early this morning...
Read this story in full HERE
>>> 6:55pm CDT
The BismarckTribune.com recaps the events of the day pretty good for us. It goes in part like this... Israeli ground forces pushed deeper into Lebanon on Monday in heavy fighting and captured two Hezbollah guerrillas, while two aid convoys carrying food, generators and other badly needed supplies left Beirut for two southern cities. Read story in full HERE
*New- Fox News Free VideoA good Summary of all the day/night events can be viewed at:IBA (Israel Broadcasting Authority) TV NEWS in ENGLISH
JerusalemOnline.com – Has TV NEWS in ENGLISH
Note: When all Foreign Citizens are out of Lebanon and on safe turf... it would not surprise me one bit... if within days of this event... we finally see this war escalate and flow quickly over other boarders. This would only be a few days from now if this should sadly become true... Oh Yeah... Keep an eye on our...
Homeland Security Advisory SystemAubreyJ.........July 24, 2006