It looks like you're using an Ad Blocker.
Please white-list or disable AboveTopSecret.com in your ad-blocking tool.
Some features of ATS will be disabled while you continue to use an ad-blocker.
(visit the link for the full news article)
I'll probably get alot of flack on this one - The site is in Hebrew but any decent translation tool can provide a translation.
Twelve days ago the Lebanese Military confiscated 31 containers of liquid explosives by the Ein El Hilwa refugee camp in southern Lebanon.
The explosive devices were already rigged and awaited transport to its destination.
Any guesses on who is behind this? Al-Qaida has a presence in lebanon. Hizbullah? It certainly got their through Syrian territory.
Legitimization of land theft
By Haaretz Editorial
The theft of private land and lawless construction, with the authorities' collaboration, have long been routine in the land of the settlers. The scope of these deeds and their seriousness are described extensively in the report on illegal outposts compiled by Talia Sasson, formerly a senior state prosecution attorney. The report was buried almost two years ago.
However, the decision of the Supreme Planning Council (SPC) for Judea and Samaria, which was revealed in Haaretz on Sunday, to legitimize the plan to build the Matityahu East neighborhood in Modi'in Ilit, beyond the Green Line, marks a nadir.
The plan is to legitimize 42 high-rises, which are in various stages of construction, some of them on land allegedly stolen from the villagers of Bil'in. All of the high-rises being built contravene the planning and construction laws. Peace Now and Bil'in's residents petitioned the High Court of Justice two years ago to have construction stopped. The legal counsel of Modi'in Ilit warned in writing of "construction offenses of such colossal proportions, ignoring the law and planning regulations, that words cannot describe [them]."
Irish bishops: Israel has turned Gaza Strip into a 'large prison'
By The Associated Press
A group of Irish Roman Catholic bishops on Tuesday called into question Ireland's commercial ties with Israel, saying Israel has made the Gaza Strip "little more than a large prison" for Palestinians.
"Where there is evidence of systematic abuse of human rights on a large scale, as in the Occupied Territories, there are questions that must be asked concerning the appropriateness of maintaining close business, cultural and commercial links with Israel," said auxiliary Bishop of Dublin Raymond Field.
There is a long history of support for Palestinians in Ireland, particularly among nationalist parties such as Sinn Fein, which equate their own fight to end British rule in Ireland with the desire by Palestinians for their own state.
Originally posted by Dark Crystalline
And in war, there is no real rules of engagement, not even in counter strike.
[edit on 28-2-2007 by Dark Crystalline]
Originally posted by JudahMaccabbi
The threat of liquid explosives is NOT a threat against Israel. You do not need liquid explosives to blow something up. You do need liquid explosives to blow planes up or anything that has tight security though. Being that the explosives were in Lebanon the bombs were probably meant to be used against the Lebanese leaders (anti-Syrian probably), Lebanese, Europeans or US airplanes (since Israeli airlines do not land in Lebanon there is less of a risk to Israel).
This is a significant find since it ties the Palestinians, maybe Hezbullah and Syria to international terrorism AGAIN!!!!
Israel was able to irradicate the long-range missiles Hezbullah had
Maybe it was used for blasting those tunnels the IDF is constantly saying they are finding
Originally posted by xmotex
Why did the number of rockets fired each day increase steadily over the course of the fight?
Originally posted by Royal76
These aren't the regulars...these are the guys who strap themselves full of this stuff and blow up malls.
Originally posted by timeless test
Hi Judah, my but I've missed the Midddle eastern politics arguments since the end of the last contretemps.
Is there any indication in the article about the volume of this stuff that was found other than 31 containers? I mean that could be 31 phials or 31 buckets. (no, I haven't tried translating the Hebrew).
Originally posted by ThePieMaN
Whats the difference between a muslim blowing up a mall and a jew dropping a bomb on a house full of women and children in Qana?