Lebanese leftist leader Kamal Jumblatt has called for direct military intervention in Lebanon by five Arab countries as rightist fores pound the beleaguered Palestinian camp of Tel Al-Zaatar.
Lebanese leftist leader Kamal Jumblatt has called for direct military intervention in Lebanon by five Arab countries as rightist fores pound the beleaguered Palestinian camp of Tel Al-Zaatar. According to the Palestine News Agency, WAFA, Mr. Jumblatt also asked Arab leaders to send Lebanon ships under naval escort with supplies of urgently needed food, medicines and fuel.
SYNOPSIS: People in the city of Beirut are growing used to ???. If it's not for bread it's for water or other essentials necessary just to stay alive. The city has been battered by the civil war in the last 15 months and as each month passes Beirut's services deteriorate.
The water shortage is critical. People have t get their drinking water from taps in the streets and even this is getting scarce.
Most businesses in the city have closed. Many foreign residents who had survived over a year of bitter fighting decided it was time to go home. Medical experts say Lebanon should now be declared a disaster area because of the risk of epidemics. Isolated cases of typhoid have already been reported in this former leading Middle East city.
The areas under leftists and Palestinian control have acute shortages of petrol with the price now about five pounds (9.5 US dollars) a gallon (approx. 4 1/2 litres).
People find themselves queuing again -- this time for kerosene for fuel. Cooking and ???ing water have also ??? a problem since the ???city was cut off after shells struck the last power lines into the city. Gas cylinders are virtually impossible to find.