Northern Exposure


LOOKOUT: An Israeli soldier faces Hizballah positions in Lebanon

From his swimming pool in Metula, Amir Melzer surveys the new front line in Israel's campaign against Palestinian terrorist groups. Beyond the apricot orchard at the foot of his garden, white pickets mark the Lebanese border. The plain stretches from there to the dusty heights of Syria, where Israeli jets last week struck a training camp of the Palestinian Islamic Jihad. At the other edge of the fruit field on Monday, a sniper hid in the Lebanese village of Kafr Kileh, which abuts the border fence, and shot dead an Israeli soldier in revenge for the air raid. "It's a new...

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