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2008-09-26 09:00:31

Text of report by Kuwaiti newspaper Al-Siyasah website on 25 September [Unattributed report: "The Reason for Dangerous Diseases in Northern Lebanon, a Syrian Specialized Squad Treats the Leakage of Chemical Materials Stored by Hezbollah"] Informed Lebanese sources have revealed to Al-Siyasah that a squad from the chemical war management section of the Syrian Army arrived in Lebanon two weeks ago consequent to an urgent order to sanitize one of the areas in northern Lebanon after it was...

2008-09-02 15:00:00

By YAAKOV KATZ The Defense Ministry will hold a first of its kind exercise this week aimed at preparing commanders for scenarios involving a radioactive attack in Tel Aviv with thousands of casualties. The drill is being run by the ministry's National Emergency Authority, which was established following the Second Lebanon War. The drill will be held on Tuesday at the ministry's headquarters in Tel Aviv. Senior IDF and Israel Police officers will meet with officials from various government...

2008-07-17 21:00:18

JERUSALEM _ Two Israeli soldiers whose bodies were returned in a prisoner exchange with Hezbollah were buried Thursday in emotional funerals broadcast live on national television. Thousands joined the ceremonies for Eldad Regev and Ehud Goldwasser, including Defense Minister Ehud Barak, who told mourners that Israel was "heartbroken" and had "paid a heavy price" to bring the fallen soldiers home. Israel freed five Lebanese militants, including Samir Kantar, convicted of killing a father and...

2008-07-17 15:00:00

By ZEINA KARAM, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS BEIRUT, Lebanon Five Lebanese militants freed from prisons in Israel in exchange for the bodies of two captured Israeli soldiers returned home Wednesday to a boisterous welcome from hundreds of cheering spectators. Israel released Samir Kantar and four others after Hezbollah handed over two black coffins with the bodies of the Israeli soldiers, closing a painful chapter from the 2006 war in Lebanon. Winning freedom for Kantar was one of the reasons...

2008-07-17 09:00:24

By From news reports Five Lebanese militants freed from prisons in Israel in exchange for the bodies of two captured Israeli soldiers strode down a red carpet behind a Hezbollah honor guard Wednesday during a boisterous welcome from hundreds of cheering spectators. Israel released Samir Kuntar and four others after Hezbollah handed over two black coffins with the bodies of the Israeli soldiers, closing a painful chapter from the 2006 war in Lebanon. Kuntar, who had been serving...

2008-07-17 00:00:14

By ARON HELLER Hezbollah members hand over coffins containing the bodies of two Israeli soldiers. ROSH HANIKRA, Israel - Lebanon's Hezbollah guerrillas today turned over to Israel two coffins containing the bodies of Israeli soldiers captured two years ago, setting in motion a dramatic prisoner exchange between the bitter enemies. The U.N.-mediated swap closes a painful chapter for Israel, which launched a war in 2006 against Hezbollah in response to the soldiers' capture in a...

2008-07-16 21:00:02

Five Hezbollah prisoners were freed by Israel Wednesday, completing a swap that returned the bodies of two Israeli soldiers to their families, officials said. Hezbollah officials gave Israeli representatives two coffins believed to contain the bodies of Ehud Goldwasser and Eldad Regev, abducted by Hezbollah guerrillas in a cross-border raid two years ago that triggered a 34-day war between Lebanon and Israel. The remains of 12 Lebanese fighters were later transported through the Rosh...

2008-07-16 15:00:39

Hezbollah Secretary-General Hasan Nasrallah arrived at the southern Beirut suburb at the site for celebrating the release of the liberated Lebanese prisoners at 1836 gmt on 16 July. Nasrallah spoke briefly to welcome the prisoners and greet the crowds. He said he will deliver his speech later via a TV screen. He said: "I wanted to greet you and congratulate you on the victory and the [return] of the men. As we spoke in 2000, the age of defeats is gone and the age of victories is upon us....

2008-07-16 15:00:06

By Joel Greenburg, Chicago Tribune Jul. 16--JERUSALEM -- The scenes, shown in quick succession on Israeli television, said it all. Outside the home of Eldad Regev, one of the two Israeli soldiers whose bodies were returned to Israel Wednesday morning in a prisoner exchange with Hezbollah, tearful neighbors lit memorial candles under his picture. Near the border in southern Lebanon, Hezbollah men in camouflage uniforms galloped on horseback, yellow flags flying, in preparation for a...


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