posted on Jun, 8 2004 @ 08:46 AM
Israeli war planes struck a Lebanese
target in the village of Naameh, just 12 miles south of Beirut. Israel said that the strike was in retaliation to a rocket that was fired at an
Israeli ship in the Mediterranean earlier in the day. Lebanese President Emile Lahoud said that the attack was an "abuse of Lebanese
Reuters - Israel Air Strike in Lebanon Is Serious Warning
JERUSALEM (Reuters) - An Israeli air strike on a Palestinian guerrilla base deep inside Lebanon was an "unequivocal" warning that attacks from
Lebanese soil will not be tolerated, a senior official was quoted as saying on Tuesday.
Israel said Monday's air raid -- the closest to Beirut since Israeli troops withdrew from south Lebanon in 2000 after 22 years of occupation -- was
in retaliation for rocket fire at an Israeli navy ship in the Mediterranean earlier in the day.Please visit the link provided for the complete story.
Israel uses air strikes against Hizbollah targets occasionally, but this strike was no where near the border. Some are saying that this strike deep
inside of Lebanon was a demonstration to make Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon appear tough to critics of the Gaza withdrawal.
Hizbollah denied any knowledge of a missile being fired at an Israeli ship, and suspicion has fallen on Lebanon-based Palestinian militants. Lebanese
officials said the target that Israel struck was a military installation for the Liberation of Palestine-General Command .
[edit on 8-6-2004 by dbates]