Middle East: New Bloodshed, New Hope

Just as the chances of Lebanese reconciliation improve, violence hits again

The similarities were eerie. As dawn was breaking over southern Lebanon last Friday morning, a suicidal terrorist driving a bomb-laden Chevrolet pickup crashed through the barricade at the Israeli military headquarters in the Lebanese port city of Tyre. Practically in the middle of the compound, nearly half a ton of explosives detonated, killing 28 Israeli soldiers and military personnel and 32 Lebanese and Palestinian prisoners who were being held in one of the buildings. Forty-one other people were wounded. For the Israelis,...

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