Two villages in southern Lebanon were badly damaged by Israeli shells on Sunday (8 July), according to the state-run Beirut radio.
Two villages in southern Lebanon were badly damaged by Israeli shells on Sunday (8 July), according to the state-run Beirut radio. The radio also said that planes from Israel caused panic when they flew over the port of Tyre. It was the fourth successive day that the Israelis had launched attacks on Palestinian guerrillas and their supporters in southern Lebanon.
SYNOPSIS: The village of Barashit was occupied on Saturday (7 July) during an hour-long raid by Israeli troops and right-wing Christian militiamen. According to United Nations forces stationed in southern Lebanon, the Israelis managed to avoid U.N. positions by takin side roads to reach the scene of their operations.
Three houses were blown up and one man was taken prisoner, according to local residents. Although the U.N. forces were not a target, their command post outside the village was hit by a shell. Earlier, one man was reported killed during a raid on the village of Majdel Selem. A United Nations Captain serving with the Irish detachment described what happened during Saturday's attack on Barashit.