2006-08-02

Afternoon Roundup

Via Wretchard in Comments, the Daily Telegraph (Australia) has details of Israel's Baalbek raid:
A FORCE of 200 elite troops took part in Israel's spectacular raid deep inside Lebanese territory last night during which five Hezbollah suspects were nabbed, Israeli media reported today.

The helicopter raid in the town of Baalbek in east Lebanon, some 100 kilometres north of Israel's border, was the most northern ground attack by Israeli forces since the start of the crisis on July 12.
It also marked the fifteenth special operation carried out since the start of the war, army radio reported.

According to the report, the 200-men airborne force under the command of Colonel Nitsan Alon, former commander of the army's elite special force, was transported on several helicopters to the Baalbek outskirts.

Upon arriving, the force split into two groups.

The first went for the main objective of the operation - a Hezbollah-run hospital outside Baalbek - where they engaged in a heavy gun battle in which at least 11 people were killed before entering the hospital to snatch the five wanted men.

The second force moved into the heart of the town, where it also opened a gunbattle with Hezbollah men, backed by air force fire. Three vehicles believed to be carrying Hezbollah guerillas were hit in the battle.


A7: Reservists kill 10 enemy.
IDF reservists operating in the western sector of southern Lebanon killed 10 terrorists in Wednesday’s fighting. Terrorists fired an anti-tank rocket at the soldiers, but there were no injuries.


Jewish shops in Rome vandalized.
Jewish shops across Rome were vandalized and defaced with swastikas in an apparent neo-fascist attack linked to fighting in the Middle East, officials said Wednesday.

Owners of about 20 shops in the center and outskirts of the Italian capital reached their workplace Tuesday morning to find door locks filled with glue, shutters nailed closed and swastikas defacing nearby walls, said Riccardo Pacifici, a spokesman for Rome's Jewish Community.


Crowd: "Death to Israel."

"Death to Israel."

"Death to Israel."

"Death to Israel."

"Death to Israel."

Crowd: "Death to America

"Death to America"

"Death to America"

"Death to America"

"Death to America"