Category: Lebanon

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Oil Spill Hits Lebanon

BYBLOS, Lebanon — Israeli air strikes on an electricity plant have released oil that has now spread over much of Lebanon’s coastline. More than 15,000 tons of oil have hit the coast after the bombing of five of six storage tanks at the plant in the coastal village El-Jiye, 30km south of Beirut. The northern

Black Beaches in Lebanon

Towards the beginning of the war, Israeli air strikes target five of the six oil storage tanks at the electrical plant in El-Jiye city. El-Jiya is a small coastal city roughly 20 miles south of Beirut. The prevailing winds blow towards the north, up the coast, so this translates into most of the coast of

Chest-Beating — While Losing the War

Mother Jones Website News: Daily Dispatches from the War-Torn Lebanese Capital By Dahr Jamail I’d been wondering why there have been fewer war planes buzzing over Beirut the last several days. Even Dahaya, the utterly devastated southern area of the capital, has been bombed less–while still receiving a good pounding most afternoons, there have clearly

Hezbollah Could Be Gaining Strength

BEIRUT — The continuing Israeli bombing of south Lebanon and south Beirut might just have strengthened the Hezbollah. The bombings appear particularly to have strengthened the hand of Sheikh Hassan Nasrallah, the charismatic Hezbollah leader. Hezbollah has over the years gained a strong following in Lebanon primarily on the back of its engagement in social

Crisis Brings Rice, Not Peace

BEIRUT —  U.S. secretary of state Condoleezza Rice has come and gone, but the conflict in Lebanon continues. Most Lebanese believe she had little to say for them through her talks with leaders of the region. Rice held an unannounced meeting in Beirut Monday with Lebanese Prime Minister Fouad Siniora, with the stated goal of

Refugees Have Only Their Anger

BEIRUT, Jul 25 (IPS) – Among hundreds of thousands of refugees scattered across city parks, schools and abandoned buildings in Beirut, new and chilling words have been doing the rounds. A senior Israeli Air Force official announced on Israeli Army Radio that “Army chief of staff Dan Halutz has given the order to the air