Archive for the ‘Damour’ Category

The Islamic Arab ‘PALESTINIAN’ & SYRIAN occupation’s bloody hands in targeting Arab Christians in Lebanon

December 17, 2007

The Islamic Arab ‘PALESTINIAN’ & SYRIAN occupation’s bloody hands in targeting Arab Christians in LebanonLebanon probes al Qaeda link – CNN.com Hajj led a military campaign that crushed an al Qaeda-inspired militant group … Islam in Nahr el-Bared, a Palestinian refugee camp in northern Lebanon. …
http://www.cnn.com/2007/WORLD/meast/12/14/lebanon.ap/index.html

Counterterrorism Blog: Lebanon’s officers under “axis” Terror attack?
http://counterterrorismblog.org/2007/12/lebanons_officers_under_axis_t.php

Lebanon questions 4 over deadly blast… Hajj led a three-month military campaign that crushed an al-Qaida-inspired militant group known as Fatah Islam in Nahr el-Bared, a Palestinian refugee camp …
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/22252963

Bush warns against Syrian interference in Lebanon
International Herald Tribune, France – Dec 13, 2007
Perhaps it was al Qaeda-type militants striking in payback for Hajj’s role in the army’s summer onslaught on fighters based in the Palestinian refugee camp …
http://www.iht.com/articles/reuters/2007/12/13/africa/OUKWD-UK-LEBANON.php

Technorati –

[Update on Islamic persecution, massacre of Christians in Lebanon] Christians Killed in Lebanon blast

December 12, 2007

[Update on Islamic persecution, massacre of Christians in Lebanon] Killed in Lebanon blast

 

Lebanon bomb kills senior army officer, 4 others
Reuters Canada, Canada –
By Nadim Ladki BEIRUT (Reuters) – A suspected car bomb in a Lebanese Christian town east of Beirut killed a senior army officer and at least four other
http://ca.today.reuters.com/news/newsArticle.aspx?type=topNews&storyID=2007-12-12T064513Z_01_L12540081_RTRIDST_0_NEWS-LEBANON-EXPLOSION-COL.XML

Army general killed in Lebanon blast AFP – The standoff between pro- and anti-Syrian camps marks the country’s worst political crisis since the end of Lebanon’s 1975-1990 civil war
http://afp.google.com/article/ALeqM5g3m6swZF24n1EFhBo0Zs7iBl83Ew

Explosion kills four, including senior officer in Christian suburb The Canadian Press

http://canadianpress.google.com/article/ALeqM5h8GJr7a8uXZ7vN7bqFlkOufDw75w

 

Gen al-Hajj was chief of operations when Lebanon’s army fought Islamic militants from Fatah al-Islam in Nahr al-Bared refugee camp earlier this year.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/go/click/rss/1.0/-/2/hi/middle_east/7139809.stm

Beirut blast kills a leading army officer and at least two deputies
Los Angeles Times, CA –
Lebanon’s Christian community, from which the country’s president is traditionally drawn, is also sharply divided, with some supporting the March 14 group …
http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/world/la-fg-beirut12dec12,1,1808825.story?coll=la-headlines-world

 

CHRONOLOGY: Events in Lebanon since Hariri’s killing
Wed Dec 12, 2007 3:03am EST

(Reuters) – A suspected car bomb near Beirut killed a senior military officer on Wednesday who was a leading contender to take over as army chief after the present commander becomes president.

Here is a chronology of some of the main events in Lebanon since former Prime Minister Rafik al-Hariri was killed, along with 22 other people, on February 14, 2005.

February 28 – Pro-Syrian Prime Minister Omar Karami resigns.

October 20 – U.N. investigators say high-ranking Syrian officials and their Lebanese allies were involved in Hariri’s killing, in report to U.N. Security Council. Syria denies it.

December 12 – Gebran Tueni, anti-Syrian member of parliament and Lebanese newspaper magnate, is killed by a car bomb near Beirut.

July 12, 2006 – Hezbollah captures two Israeli soldiers in cross-border raid, setting off 34-day war in which about 1,200 Lebanese are killed.

November 11 – Five pro-Syrian Shi’ite Muslim ministers from Hezbollah and its ally, the Amal movement, resign after collapse of all-party talks on their demand for more say in government.

November 21 – Industry Minister Pierre Gemayel is killed by gunmen. U.N. Security Council approves plans for tribunal to try suspects in assassination of Hariri and subsequent attacks.

December 1 – Hezbollah, Amal and supporters of Christian leader Michel Aoun camp outside Prime Minister Fouad Siniora’s office in central Beirut in open-ended campaign to topple government.

January 25, 2007 – Aid conference in Paris pledges more than $7.6 billion to help Lebanon recover from the war.

February 13 – Three people are killed in two bomb blasts near a Christian village northeast of Beirut.

June 13 – Anti-Syrian parliamentarian Walid Eido and five other people killed by a car bomb near a Beirut beach club

September 2 – Lebanese troops seize complete control of Nahr al-Bared camp after months of fighting with Fatah al-Islam militants. More than 420 people, including 168 soldiers, have been killed in the worst internal violence since the civil war.

September 19 – Car bomb in Beirut kills seven people, including anti-Syrian Christian lawmaker Antoine Ghanem.

September 25 – Parliament postpones a presidential election for the first of eight times in a bid to break a deadlock over a consensus candidate and end the political crisis. France leads mediation efforts for a deal on a presidential candidate.

November 23 – President Emile Lahoud leaves presidential palace

at the end of his term, without a successor.

November 24 – Siniora says his cabinet is assuming executive powers in the absence of a president.

Dec 5 – Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri says rival Lebanese leaders have agreed on General Michel Suleiman as president.

Dec 11 – Berri postpones parliament session to elect Suleiman to December 17 to give rivals more time to reach broad political agreement.

Dec 12 – Car bomb kills Brigadier General Francois al-Hajj, the army’s head of operations, and a number of bodyguards in a Christian town east of Beirut.

(Writing by David Cutler, London Editorial Reference Unit)

March 5 – Syrian President Bashar al-Assad tells his parliament Syrian troops will start phased pullout from Lebanon.

April 26 – Last Syrian soldiers leave Lebanon.

June 2 – Samir Kassir, journalist opposed to Syria’s role in Lebanon, is killed in Beirut by a bomb in his car.

June 16 – U.N. investigation into Hariri’s killing starts.

June 19 – Lebanese parliamentary elections end in victory for anti-Syrian alliance led by Hariri’s son Saad al-Hariri.

June 21 – Former Communist Party leader and critic of Syria George Hawi is killed in Beirut by a bomb in his car.

October 20 – U.N. investigators say high-ranking Syrian officials and their Lebanese allies were involved in Hariri’s killing, in report to U.N. Security Council. Syria denies it.

December 12 – Gebran Tueni, anti-Syrian member of parliament and Lebanese newspaper magnate, is killed by a car bomb near Beirut.

July 12, 2006 – Hezbollah captures two Israeli soldiers in cross-border raid, setting off 34-day war in which about 1,200 Lebanese are killed.

November 11 – Five pro-Syrian Shi’ite Muslim ministers from Hezbollah and its ally, the Amal movement, resign after collapse of all-party talks on their demand for more say in government.

November 21 – Industry Minister Pierre Gemayel is killed by gunmen. U.N. Security Council approves plans for tribunal to try suspects in assassination of Hariri and subsequent attacks.

December 1 – Hezbollah, Amal and supporters of Christian leader Michel Aoun camp outside Prime Minister Fouad Siniora’s office in central Beirut in open-ended campaign to topple government.

January 25, 2007 – Aid conference in Paris pledges more than $7.6 billion to help Lebanon recover from the war.

February 13 – Three people are killed in two bomb blasts near a Christian village northeast of Beirut.

June 13 – Anti-Syrian parliamentarian Walid Eido and five other people killed by a car bomb near a Beirut beach club.

September 2 – Lebanese troops seize complete control of Nahr al-Bared camp after months of fighting with Fatah al-Islam militants. More than 420 people, including 168 soldiers, have been killed in the worst internal violence since the civil war.

September 19 – Car bomb in Beirut kills seven people, including anti-Syrian Christian lawmaker Antoine Ghanem.

September 25 – Parliament postpones a presidential election for the first of eight times in a bid to break a deadlock over a consensus candidate and end the political crisis. France leads mediation efforts for a deal on a presidential candidate.

November 23 – President Emile Lahoud leaves presidential palace

at the end of his term, without a successor.

November 24 – Siniora says his cabinet is assuming executive powers in the absence of a president.

Dec 5 – Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri says rival Lebanese leaders have agreed on General Michel Suleiman as president.

Dec 11 – Berri postpones parliament session to elect Suleiman to December 17 to give rivals more time to reach broad political agreement.

Dec 12 – Car bomb kills Brigadier General Francois al-Hajj, the army’s head of operations, and a number of bodyguards in a Christian town east of Beirut.

(Writing by David Cutler, London Editorial Reference Unit)

http://www.reuters.com/article/topNews/idUSL1220177520071212

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Empty Lebanon presidency worries Christians
Reuters – Nov 28, 2007
By Tom Perry BEIRUT, Nov 28 (Reuters) – Lebanon’s Christians fear a prolonged political vacuum while the post of president is filled will weaken their …
http://www.reuters.com/article/latestCrisis/idUSL28414708

Syria shadow hangs over Lebanon vote, Harb says
Reuters – Dec 10, 2007
The opposition, led by Hezbollah, were seeking to secure “seats in cabinet, the person of the prime minister, who is going to be commander-in-chief of the …
http://www.reuters.com/article/worldNews/idUSL1013164520071210

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An older background of Islamic massacres on Christians, Lebanon 1976, Damour Massacre (that was the cause for Christian Arabs massacring “Palestinians” in Sabra Shatila in 1982) carried out by “Palestinian” Muslims and Syrian occupation

Damour’s Massacre Slideshow, Damour’s Massacre. Back to Pictures Directory :: Syrian Crimes Slideshow :: War in Ashrafieh Slideshow :: Bashir’s Assasination Slideshow
http://www.truelebanon.bravehost.com/pics/dampics-slideshow.html

Lebanese Forces : Historical Fact: The Massacre and Destruction of …Historical Fact: The Massacre and Destruction of Damour. Damour lay across the Sidon – Beirut highway about 20 km south of Beirut…
http://www.lebaneseforces.com/blastfromthepast002.asp

hobeika_damour – Do you not remember Damour Lebanon. Let me remind you. Arafat and the PLO plunged Lebanon into “massacres, rape, mutilation, rampages of looting and …
http://www.free-lebanon.com/LFPNews/hobeika_damour/hobeika_damour.html

unforgotten massacre damour The Christian-populated towns, Damour and Jiyeh, were massacred after a week of siege and intensive shelling on January 20, 1976 by a combined force of …
http://www.geocities.com/damour1976/index1.html

The MASSACRE at DAMOUR, (Jan 9) 1976 I was unfamiliar with the massacre at Damour so I looked in up. Unquestionably this was a terrible incident but you omitted two important facts: …
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1555079/posts

LebaneseForces.com – Damour Massacre (1976) Damour Massacre (1976) ….
http://www.lfpics.com/other/dammour/

Lebanon – Islamists “Palestinians” massacre of Christians in Damour that brought Christian Arabs killing “Palestinians” in Sabra Shatila
http://www.danielpipes.org/comments/67476

Info & Sites on the Arab Israeli conflict

March 23, 2007

 BOOKS

From Time Immemorial: The Origins of the Arab-Jewish Conflict
by Joan Peters

Myths and Facts: A Guide to the Arab-Israeli Conflict
By Mitchell G. Bard

The Fight for Jerusalem
By Dore Gold

The Case for Israel
by Alan M. Dershowitz

BASIC FACTS

Myths & Facts: A Guide to the Arab-Israeli Conflict
http://www.us-israel.org/jsource/myths/mftoc.html

Frequently Asked Questions About Israel
http://www.mfa.gov.il/mfa/go.asp?MFAH0ken0

Fact and Fantasy in the Holy Land
http://www.eretzyisroel.org/~samuel

Arab-Israeli conflict – Basic facts
http://www.science.co.il/Arab-Israeli-conflict.asp

History, maps & facts
http://palestinefacts.org

The Peace FAQ:  Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) about Peace
http://www.peacefaq.com 

Concept wizard info, Visual information about the Middle East conflict
http://www.conceptwizard.com/info.html

Israel Size Comparison Maps
http://www.iris.org.il/sizemaps.htm

A History of Terrorism in Israel (since the 1920’s)
http://lindasog.com/public/terrorvictims.htm

MEI- Middle East regimes and Terrorism
http://www.middle-east-info.org

IHC Historical Facts
http://www.infoisrael.net/cgi-local/xmlpath.pl?id=3

FURTHER SITES

Update on victims – All4israel
http://all4israel.org/

“Palestinian” Media Watch (What they say, teach, do)
http://pmw.org.il

One Jerusalem
http://www.onejerusalem.org/

Coalition against terrorism
http://www.cat2002.org/

Think Israel
http://www.think-israel.org

Factsandlogic
http://www.factsandlogic.org

rotter
http://rotter.net/israel

Israel’s War Against ‘Palestinian’ Terror
http://www.israel-wat.com/parent_eng.htm

Awsome Seminars
http://www.awesomeseminars.com

Israel ‘Palestine’  – 101
http://lightonthings.blogspot.com/2006/04/israel-palestine-101.html

Arabs For Israel
http://www.arabsforisrael.com

LIES!
http://www.geocities.com/palestiniansarelies

The Gem http://geocities.com/israelthegem

Mideast GALLERY http://geocities.com/truthwilldominate

Amin Al Husseini – The Grand Mufti and father of today’s jihad
http://www.tellthechildrenthetruth.com/AminAlHusseini.htm

In November 1941, the Mufti met with Hitler, who told him the Jews were his foremost enemy. The Nazi dictator rebuffed the Mufti’s requests for a declaration in support of the Arabs, however, telling him the time was not right. The Mufti offered Hitler his “thanks for the sympathy which he had always shown for the Arab and especially Palestinian cause, and to which he had given clear expression in his public speeches….The Arabs were Germany’s natural friends because they had the same enemies as had Germany, namely….the Jews….” Hitler replied.
The Mufti and the Fuhrer
http://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/jsource/History/muftihit.html

1941 The Farhud, the Mufti inspired Krystallnacht in Iraq
http://www.eretzyisroel.org/~jkatz/farhud.html 

In 1948, nearly 900,000 Jews – indigenous to the Middle East and North Africa – lived in what are now known as the “Arab States.” ~ Today, 99% of these indigenous Jewish communities no longer exist. ~ Arab governments forced us to leave, confiscated our personal and communal property and stripped us of our citizenships.
Jews Indigenous to the Middle East and North Africa http://jimena.org

MEMRI: Middle East Media Research Institute (translating Arab media)
http://www.memri.org

BASIC ARTICLES

Twenty facts about Israel and the Middle East
http://israelinsider.com/views/articles/views_0401.htm

Arab terrorism came before the (so called) “occupation”
http://www.mfa.gov.il/mfa/go.asp?MFAH0ldc0

There are two causes of the Arab-Israeli conflict. The first is Arab racism, which rejects any presence that isn’t Arab in its neighborhood; the second is Islamic intolerance which leads to the same rejection
http://www.frontpagemag.com/Articles/ReadArticle.asp?ID=7268

The Case for Israel
http://www.frontpagemag.com/Articles/ReadArticle.asp?ID=13590

Israel’s morality
http://www.aynrand.org/israel

Are the Palestinians a separate and unique people, different from the other Arabs? When did the notion arise – of the Palestinians as a separate Arab people?
http://www.peacefaq.com/palestinians.html#rethep

Why Israel Is The Victim And The Arabs Are The Indefensible Aggressors In the Middle East
http://www.frontpagemag.com/Articles/ReadArticle.asp?ID=4454

Who caused the Arab “refugee” problem? Refugee: Arab leaders told us to flee Israel in 1948
http://www.pmw.org.il/LatestBulletins.htm#b300506

Israel’s moral right toexist
http://www.aish.com/jewishissues/middleeast/Israels_Moral_Right_to_its_Life.asp

Israel’s Right to Exist Questioned, Anti-Zionism or Anti-Semitism?
http://www.peacewithrealism.org/antizi05.htm

Israel and the Palestinians: no moral contest
http://www.likud.nl/press50.html

Gamla
http://gamla.org.il/english/index.htm
 
How Strong Is the Arab Claim to Palestine?
http://www.tampabayprimer.org/index.cfm?action=articles&drill=viewArt&art=1255
 
The Arabs in the Holy Land – Natives or Aliens?
http://www.ldolphin.org/palestinians.html

THE NEXT SCREWING, There are two causes of the Arab-Israeli conflict. The first is Arab racism, which rejects any presence that is not Arab in its neighborhood; the second is Islamic intolerance which leads to the same rejection http://www.frontpagemag.com/Articles/ReadArticle.asp?ID=7268

“Flaubert’s Observations of Jerusalem and the Jews Living There [1850]”
http://ziontruth.blogspot.com/2006/08/flauberts-observations-of-jerusalem.html
 
Israel Has A Moral Right To Its Life Why reason and justice are on Israel’s side
http://www.therefinersfire.org/israel_defends_itself.htm

Israel’s Moral Legitimacy
http://www.netanyahu.org/ismorleg.html

British National Archives unveil presence of Nazi S.S. agents in Mandatory Palestine, working closely with Palestinian leaders. Historical documents in Britain’s National Archives in London show
[Nazis shipped arms to Palestinians
http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-3248081,00.html

When being anti-Israel is anti-Semitic
http://students.washington.edu/israeluw/info-anti.html

The Hebron Massacre of 1929 http://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/jsource/History/hebron29.html

March 2006 – 120 Years to first of Arabs’ attack on Jews in “palestine” Israel, Petach Tikva 1886
http://haveitclearly.blogspot.com/2006/04/120-years-to-first-of-arabs-attack-on.html

As grand mufti, al Husseini presided as the Imam of the Al Aqsa mosque in … 1929. Hebron Massacre. Amin Al-Husseini organizes more riots in Palestine.
From Al Husseini to Hitler :Radical Islam and the Nazi connection
http://www.militantislammonitor.org/article/id/2543
 
Israel’s struggle for Good VS Evil
http://atlasshrugs2000.typepad.com/atlas_shrugs/israel_the_struggle_for_good_vs_evil/index.html

Munich & morality tale of good vs. evil
http://www.think-israel.org/wright.munich.html

The Jews took no one’s land http://www.worldnetdaily.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=27338
 
Arabs Recognized Israel – 1919
http://www.israelnationalnews.com/print.php3?what=article&id=1726

HISTORICAL ACCOUNTS PRIOR TO CONFLICT

The vast majority of travelogues and historical accounts of the Middle east describe this area as barren- that does not mean UN -populated- it does mean UNDER populated. Alexander Keith, recalling Volney’s 1785 description (quoted above) fifty years later, commented: “In his day [Volney’s] the land had not fully reached its last degree of desolation and depopulation.” (The Land of Israel).

Other travelers and pilgrims recorded similar reports of the dreary state of the Land around the middle of the nineteenth century. Here are just a few examples:

Alphonse de Lamartine, in 1835: “…a complete eternal silence reigns in the town, on the highways, in the country … the tomb of a whole people” (Recollections of the East, Vol. I, p. 308).

A contemporary German encyclopedia (Brockhaus, “Allegmeine deutsche Real- Encyklopaidie”, Vol. VIII, p. 206, Leipzig, 1827) calls Palestine “desolate and roamed through by Arab robber-bands.”

In 1849, the American W. F. Lynch described the desertion of Palestinian villages “caused by the frequent forays of the wandering Bedouin” (Narrative of the United States Expedition to the River Jordan and the Dead Sea, p. 489).

And again H. B. Tristram, in 1865: “… both in the north and south (of the Sharon plain), land is going out of cultivvation, and whole villages ar rapidly disappearing from the face of the earth. Since the year 1838, no less than 20 villages have been thus erased from the map (by the Bedouin) and the stationary population extirpated” (p. 490).

Mark Twain, ‘Innocents Abroad’ 1867:

“”Desolate country whose soil is rich enough but is given over wholly to weeds – a silent mournful expanse … We reached Tabor safely … We never saw a human being on the whole route” (p. 451, 480); “There is not a solitary village throughout its (the Jezreel Valley’s) whole extent – not for thirty miles in either direction. There are two or three small clusters of Bedouin tents but not a single permanent habitation. One may ride ten miles, hereabouts, and not see ten human beings” (p. 448); “Of all the lands there are for dismal scenery, I think Palestine must be the prince. The hills are barren … the valleys are unsightly deserts… It is a hopeless, dreary, heartbroken land… Palestine is desolate and unlovely… Palestine is no more of this workday world. It is sacred to poetry and tradition – it is dreamland” (pp. 564, 567).

Referring to the same era, the Christian historian James Parkes writes in Whose Land?: “Peasant and Bedouin alike have contributed to the ruin of the countryside on which both depend for a livelihood… In spite of the immense fertility of the soil, it is probable that in the first half of the nineteenth century the population sank to the lowest level it had ever known in historic times.”

In 1738, the land was described by the English archeologist Thomas Shaw as “lacking in people to till its fertile soil” (Travels and Observations Relating to Several Parts of Barbary and the Levant). The French historian Conte Constantine Francois Volney writes:

“The peasants are incessantly making inroads on each other’s lands, destroying their corn, durra, sesame and olive-trees, and carrying off their sheep, goats and camels. The Turks, who are everywhere negligent in repressing similar disorders, are attentive to them here, since their authority is very precarious. The Bedouin, whose camps occupy the level country, are continually at open hostility Alexander Keith, recalling Volney’s 1785 description (quoted above) fifty years later, commented: “In his day [Volney’s] tthe land had not fully reache its last degree of desolation and depopulation.” (The Land of Israel).

Other travelers and pilgrims recorded similar reports of the dreary state of the Land around the middle of the nineteenth century. Here are just a few examples:

Alphonse de Lamartine, in 1835: “…a complete eternal silence reigns in the town, on the highways, in the country … the tomb of a whole people” (Recollections of the East, Vol. I, p. 308).

A contemporary German encyclopedia (Brockhaus, “Allegmeine deutsche Real- Encyklopaidie”, Vol. VIII, p. 206, Leipzig, 1827) calls Palestine “desolate and roamed through by Arab robber-bands.”

In 1849, the American W. F. Lynch described the desertion of Palestinian villages “caused by the frequent forays of the wandering Bedouin” (Narrative of the United States Expedition to the River Jordan and the Dead Sea, p. 489).

And again H. B. Tristram, in 1865: “… both in the north and south (of the Sharon plain), land is going out of cultivvation, and whole villages ar rapidly disappearing from the face of the earth. Since the year 1838, no less than 20 villages have been thus erased from the map (by the Bedouin) and the stationary population extirpated” (p. 490).

Mark Twain, ‘Innocents Abroad’ 1867:

“”Desolate country whose soil is rich enough but is given over wholly to weeds – a silent mournful expanse … We reached Tabor safely … We never saw a human being on the whole route” (p. 451, 480); “There is not a solitary village throughout its (the Jezreel Valley’s) whole extent – not for thirty miles in either direction. There are two or three small clusters of Bedouin tents but not a single permanent habitation. One may ride ten miles, hereabouts, and not see ten human beings” (p. 448); “Of all the lands there are for dismal scenery, I think Palestine must be the prince. The hills are barren … the valleys are unsightly deserts… It is a hopeless, dreary, heartbroken land… Palestine is desolate and unlovely… Palestine is no more of this workday world. It is sacred to poetry and tradition – it is dreamland” (pp. 564, 567).