MIDDLE EAST: Scorching Lebanon

Israel's air and artillery raids bring widespread condemnation

Speaking sternly before the U.N. Security Council, U.S. Ambassador Andrew Young last week issued the harshest denunciation ever expressed by the U.S. Government toward Israel's policy of staging pre-emptive raids on Palestinian outposts in southern Lebanon. This time he was not speaking just for himself. Said Young, who resigned under fire last month but will retain his U.N. post until later this year: "We condemn the policy of artillery shelling and attacks on Lebanese towns, villages and refugee camps ... Let there be no doubt or ambiguity about this. We cannot and...

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