The ninth day of the attack: Fierce clashes in the south, Diplomacy in the Security Council.
Since the war on Lebanon began, Zionist war machine had pounded border villages where it claimed Hezbollah fighters have been hiding with missiles and rocket launchers. Thursday's effort to push out the civilian population went deeper into Lebanese territory, reaching north to the port city of Tyre and the Litani River.
On July 21, 2006, international pressure for a cease-fire mounted, yet, with little sign of progress. A senior United Nations official said he expected Zionist bombardment of ‘Hezbollah strongholds’ in Lebanon to continue for weeks, even though he was realizing then that Zionist military was randomly pounding civilian vital facilities, and nothing else..
US House of Representative expressed its full support to the Israeli Monster, where the then US Secretary of State said “cease-fire at this time pointless!”
IOF chief of staff went too far in horrifying civilians, ordering them out of a nearly 20-mile-deep swath of southern Lebanon, as the already bloody fighting there threatened to intensify.
Media outlets reported Friday that the then Zionist Prime Minister Ehud Olmert had received a letter of support from an Arab leader. However, his identity is still kept classified.
International calls for a cease-fire mounted. The fighting, the region's worst in more than two decades, had killed till that date (July 21) more than 340 Lebanese.
Zionist aircrafts, warplanes, warships and artilleries continued pounding Dahyeh, along with the north and the south of Lebanon, bombing the towns of Khyam, Taibe, Rmadeyye, Aitaroun, Aita al-Shaab, Naameh, Abbasseyya, Blida and many other neighborhoods, along with the regions of Tyre, Sidon, Baalbek, Zahle, Tripoli, Nabatieh and the Beqaa Valley.
After destroying the most vital facilities in country for nine consecutive days, the UN Security Council called upon Israeli entity to stop bombing Lebanese infrastructure. It warned as well of the difficult humanitarian situation in Lebanon.
Pakistani President Parviz Musharaf called on the Zionist entity to stop its aggression on Lebanon. Hundreds in Malaysia and Indonesia protest Israeli bombing of Lebanon.
Other protests in Barcelona condemned the violent assault against Lebanon, which coincided with the burning of Israeli flag off the Israeli embassy in Caracas. Another rally in Jordan called for Hezbollah to `burn` Haifa.
Zionist offensive had been carried out largely from the air, but fighting on the ground had been expanding. The Israeli military said many soldiers and several others injured in southern Lebanon during clashes with Mujahedeen.
Clashes renewed on Friday between Mujahedeen and the Zionist invading troops in the area of Maroun al-Ras, where the bulk of Zionists were hunt, along with their ordnance.
Small groups of Zionist soldiers have crossed into Lebanon over the last several days, searching for weapons and Hezbollah outposts. Increasingly, Mujahedeen had met those forays with fierce resistance, indicating they had been able to avoid the airstrikes and artillery fire. IOF declared it would call up thousands of reservists to help in ‘accomplishing the campaign on Lebanon.’
Early on July 21, two Apache attack helicopters crashed over the Occupied Territories near the border with Lebanon. Enemy officials confirmed the incident, where media reports said four Zionist soldiers were killed.
As the fighting moved into its ninth day and Israeli warplanes continued to hit targets across Lebanon, Hezbollah rocket fire at northern Zionist towns and cities dropped off sharply. On the heaviest days of such attacks, as many as 130 rockets had fallen.
Mujahedeen rockets landed in Haifa, Safed, Kiryat Shmona, Hatsour, Roshbina, Northern and Upper Galilee, Maalot, Tebrias, and others.
Sirens sounded in Haifa, Acre, Nahariya and Safed. Yediot Aharonot declared 40 casualties today due to Hezbollah long-range missiles. The Israeli entity imposed a state of alert in Tel Aviv.
A MOMENT OF CLARITY
Hezbollah Secretary General Sayyed Hasan Nasrallah declared a day before that the captured Israeli soldiers would be freed only as part of a prisoner exchange with the usurped entity.
“Without that, the soldiers will not be released even "if the whole universe comes against us," his eminence said in his interview with Al-Jazeera news network.
Soldiers are in a Very Very Remote Place…