March 27, 1986 |
Israeli jets attacked Palestinian refugee camps outside Sidon today, killing 10 people and wounding 22, police said. The attack came 90 minutes after a rocket exploded in a northern Israeli schoolyard, slightly injuring five people. Guerrillas in the Ein el Hilwa and Miye ou Miya refugee camps and the nearby hilltop village of Siroubieh unleashed barrages of SA-7 anti-aircraft missiles at the Israeli fighter-bombers.
February 23, 1986 |
The Israeli Army announced late Saturday that it has ended a massive search in southern Lebanon for two soldiers captured by guerrillas and that its troops were pulling back to a self-proclaimed "security zone" along the international border. "There were no clues any more for the search, so there was no reason to stay there," said an army spokesman. Timur Goksel, the spokesman for U.N. peacekeeping forces in the region, confirmed that Israeli units were moving south.
September 24, 1986 |
Israeli warplanes bombed suspected Palestinian guerrilla targets in four villages in the Shouf mountains southeast of Beirut on Tuesday, inflicting damage and triggering huge fires. One civilian was reported injured. The raid came shortly after Israeli Defense Minister Yitzhak Rabin completed a tour of the Israeli-declared "security zone" in southern Lebanon, vowing to help Israel's militia allies, which are facing increasing attacks by Shia Muslim fighters.
February 17, 1985 |
A week ago today at 6:30 a.m., Yehuda Toval and Yitzhak Bareli brought home an unmistakable message that all Israel wanted desperately not to hear. Even as scores of Israelis were being killed and wounded by guerrilla fighters, most of them Shia Muslims, in the western part of South Lebanon, many Israelis wanted to believe that with completion of the first stage of the army's withdrawal, scheduled for tomorrow, the bloodletting was nearing an end.
August 25, 1985 |
A Katyusha rocket fired from Lebanon landed in northern Israel on Saturday but caused no casualties, a military spokesman said. "It was part of a whole barrage of Katyushas fired at the security zone in south Lebanon," the spokesman said. "One fell in Galilee, but we are sure it was meant for the security zone." U.N. peacekeepers say there have been more than 50 attacks this month on Israelis and the Israeli-backed South Lebanon Army militia in the Israeli-controlled zone north of the border.
April 27, 1996 |
The residents of Kiryat Shemona and other northern Israeli towns should sleep peacefully tonight. They can expect to walk their streets Sunday without the threat of Katyusha rockets raining down on them from Hezbollah guerrillas across the border in Lebanon. But this calm came dearly to Israel.