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Israel Considers Hizballah TV Station Legitimate Target

Discussion in '2006 Archive' started by carpro, Jul 16, 2006.

  1. carpro

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    Israel Considers Hizballah TV Station Legitimate Target
    By Patrick Goodenough

    CNSNews.com International Editor
    July 14, 2006

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    (CNSNews.com) - Media rights campaigners have criticized Israel for firing missiles at a Beirut-based television station, but Israel and other critics say the broadcaster serves a function far more dangerous than disseminating news.

    Israeli missiles on Thursday targeted a transmission antenna of the al-Manar television network in the Lebanese capital. The station, which is run by the Shi'ite terrorist organization Hizballah, said in a statement that three employees were lightly hurt and two floors of the facility badly damaged.

    Israel also struck two al-Manar transmitters elsewhere in the country.
    The strike was part of Israel's military response to Wednesday's cross-border raid by Hizballah, during which eight Israeli soldiers were killed and two more kidnapped.

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    Washington Institute for Near East Policy director of terrorism studies Matthew Levitt told a House International Relations Committee hearing last year that al-Manar (the name means The Beacon) was "used by Hizballah and Iran to radicalize Muslim youth and glorify violence, especially in the contexts of Israel and Iraq."

    "Al-Manar glorifies suicide bombings, calls for attacks targeting Israel, coalition forces in Iraq, and the United States, and seeks to create a radicalized constituency that is as likely to seek out terrorist groups themselves to join their ranks as they are to be sought after and recruited by these groups."
     
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    More about Hezbollah TV:

    http://frontpagemag.com/Articles/ReadArticle.asp?ID=13290
     
  3. KenH

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    "Israel Considers Hizballah TV Station Legitimate Target"

    Agreed.
     
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