Monday, August 07, 2006

Death Toll in Lebanon Reaches 1000; Humanitarian Crisis Mounts

Humanitarian Crisis Mounts As 1/4th of Lebanese Residents Are Displaced

The Israeli military is reportedly planning to ramp up its attacks on Lebanon by targetting more of the civilian infrastructure as well as symbols of the Lebanese government. One military official told the Israeli newspaper Ha'aretz "It could be that at the end of the story, Lebanon will be dark for a few years." Democracy Now! speaks to Catholic Relief Services representative Mark Shnellbaecher, who suggests that Lebanon could run out of fuel within the week, leading to a humanitarian catastrophe that will not be easily solved by ceasefire alone.

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