buildings for every rocket'
07/24/06 "Aljazeera" -- - The Israeli air force has been
ordered to hit 10 buildings in south Beirut - where Hezbollah has
its headquarters - for every rocket the group fires at the Israeli
port of Haifa.
"Army chief of staff Dan Halutz has given the order to the air force
to destroy 10 multi-storey buildings in the Dahaya district (of
Beirut) in response to every rocket fired on Haifa," a senior air
force officer told army radio on Monday.
Hezbollah rockets killed two people in the northern Israeli city of
Haifa on Sunday.
Seventeen Israelis have died in rocket attacks since the beginning
of the conflict on July 12.
More than 2,200 Hezbollah rockets had hit northern Israel by Sunday.
They have struck as far as Afula, 50km south of the border.
Large areas of predominantly Shia Muslim southern Beirut have been
destroyed by Israeli raids. On Wednesday Israeli aircraft dropped 23
tons of explosives on the site of an alleged Hezbollah bunker in the
south of the capital.
Jan Egeland, the United Nations humanitarian co-ordinator, on Sunday
accused Israel of violating humanitarian law as he toured the
destroyed suburbs of south Beirut.
"This is destruction of block after block of mainly residential
areas. I would say it seems to be an excessive use of force in an
area with so many citizens," he said.
Israel's offensive in Lebanon has claimed at least 365 lives, mostly