Wie im letzten post knapp analysiert, "So haben schon Kriege begonnen": Lebanese Prime Minister Fuad Siniora on Friday called on the Lebanese army to raise its alert level, fearing that Israel may exploit an upcoming major military exercise to violate his country's sovereignty, Israel Radio reported Saturday. A widespread, week-long civil defense drill will begin in Israel on Sunday, starting at the weekly cabinet meeting with a briefing by the commander of the exercise, Deputy Defense Minister Matan Vilnai. [Jetzt hat sich Vilnai nach seinem "Shoaic Dimensions Desaster" extra einen Monat medial frei genommen und jetzt taucht er als Inszenator einer Aktion auf, die einen Flächenbrandauslösen könnte.
**** Yael Naim hat für ihr Land ein Geburtstagsständchen geschrieben:
"I'm a new soul
I came to this strange world
Hoping I could learn a bit bout how to give and take
But since I came here, felt the joy and the fear
Finding myself making every possible mistake
See I'm a young soul in this very strange world
Hoping I could learn a bit bout what is true and fake
But why all this hate? try to communicate
Finding trust and love is not always easy to make"]... The operative part of the drill will commence on Monday. It will include, among other scenarios, a simulated missile attack on civilian areas - some with chemical warheads. Siniora asked United Nations peacekeepers tasked with monitoring the border, "to be careful" that Israel will not utilize its large-scale civil defense drill "to launch operations capable of increasing tension," a statement from his office said. Hezbollah's commander in south Lebanon, Nabil Kaouk, said that the guerilla group was closely monitoring Israeli activity along the border. He added that the civil defense drill is "not a testament of Israel's strength, but rather evidence of its frustration and despair," Israel Radio reported.
Ich kann es [dieses Mal] nicht entscheiden: Medical sources in the Gaza Strip reported on Saturday afternoon that a Palestinian farmer was killed and another wounded in an IDF artillery strike in northern Gaza. However local residents say the farmer was killed after a rocket fired by Palestinian terrorists toward Israel fell short and hit him. The army said that while troops patrolling the border earlier in the afternoon did indeed come under Palestinian fire, they did not respond to the anti-tank missile launched at them. No soldiers were wounded. Der sniper-Anschlag auf Avi Dichter und kanadische "Zivilisten" [Touristen] führt zu Irritiationen mit Danny Yatom, Vorgänger von Dichter der diesem "Unverantwortliches Handeln" unterstellt. Recht hat Yatom, denn was dieser Katastrophentourismus soll fragt sich wirklich. Unterdessen führt die Hams die von Khaled Meshal im unten verlinkten sky-Interview angestoßene Moraldebatte fort: The Islamic Hamas movement on Saturday denied targeting Israeli children and women with rocket fire from the Gaza Strip. "Hamas doesn't mean to kill children with its rockets," spokesman Ismail Radwan told reporters in the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip in response to a statement made by al-Qaida's second in command, Ayman al-Zawahiri, who said Hamas' random rockets kill women and children in violation of Islamic law. Radwan added that "the ongoing conflict between Israel and the Palestinians may involve some killing of children," accusing the Israeli army of "deliberately killing children, women and destroying houses and mosques." Beruhigend ist dieser Streit allemal, da die al-Queda ihr kaum vorhandenes Potential im Gazastreifen ungenügend umgesetzt sieht. Mir als blogger erspart das eine Menge an Arbeit. Die Selbstlüge der Hamas sollte unkommentiert bleiben, da sich die Hamas damit selbst diskreditiert.
National Infrastructures Minister Binyamin Ben-Eliezer on Saturday strongly criticized the ongoing peace talks with the Palestinians, warned of the establishment of a binational state in Israel and reiterated his call to free jailed Tanzim leader Marwan Barghouti. [Fuad hat recht... Barghouti sollte sich langsam um seinen Nachwuchs kümmern: A number of militants, including the son of jailed Fatah leader Marwan Barghouti, were injured during an incident involving IDF soldiers in Ramallah, Palestinian sources reported Friday night [...] Twelve fighters fled from a Palestinian Authority (PA) prison near the West Bank city of Nablus on Friday night after a clash with Palestinian security forces. [...] Egyptian security forces were searching on Saturday for two Sudanese men suspected of planning to attack tourist targets in the Sinai peninsula, and who might be carrying explosives in their truck, security sources said.
Nachtrag Wilder-Film: a prominent conservative Iranian cleric Hat es jemals unprominente conservative clerics gegeben?