Wednesday, August 09, 2006

Robert Fisk: Israel's promise of humanitarian corridors is exposed as a sham

[Do not miss anything written by Robert Fisk, he is one of the most, if not the most balanced writer on the Middle East. He is not afraid of saying it as it is and criticising all sides...]

(Independent) - So much for Ehud Olmert's "humanitarian corridors". Two weeks after the Israeli Prime Minister's comforting assertion - which no one in Lebanon believed - the Israeli air force has blown up the last bridge across the Litani river, in effect ending all humanitarian convoys between Beirut and southern Lebanon. Requests from humanitarian organisations for clearance from the Israelis are now being refused. Even the Red Cross admits there is now, in effect, a blockade on a vast area along the Lebanese border where thousands of civilians are still cowering in their homes.

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