Was Iran behind this from the beginning of the first Israeli soldier kidnapped? Scroll down UPDATES for the Latest happening with Israel.
Hezbollah guerrillas, who are backed by Iran, seized the soldiers Wednesday in a cross-border raid. Israel has since attacked Lebanon by air and sea and has sent in troops to look for the captured soldiers.More on this story via jpost: Hizbullah wants soldiers moved to Iran
Israel's foreign ministry said Thursday that Lebanese guerillas holding the two soldiers captive are trying to transfer them to Iran. Foreign Ministry spokesman Mark Regev did not disclose the source of his information. Excerpt via Fox News.
Earlier today *UPDATES* - Prior News Updates click to previous post: Full Coverage since the beginning. Previous Post 06/27/06, 06/28/06, 06/29/06, 07/04/06, and 07/12/06.
Two Soldiers Kidnapped: Ehud Goldwasser and Eldad Regev
Via jpost: Halutz: Kidnapped soldiers are alive
The IDF released the names of the two soldiers on Thursday. According to the IDF Spokesperson, the two reserve are Ehud Goldwasser, 31, from Nahariya, and Eldad Regev, 26, from Kiryat Motzkin.
Via Reuters: Bush defends Israel actions, Russia condemns attacks
Via Reuters: Israel attacks Beirut airport; Israeli town hit
Via Breitbart: Israel Imposing Blockade on Lebanon
Via AP: Bush Backs Israel's Right to Self Defense
Greece weighs in.... Via jpost: Greece: Israel using 'excessive, pointless' force
David Lee Miller, a Fox News correspondent was shot at... happening live on Fox and Friends. Is Syria and Iran instigating Hizbullah by provoking a mideast war?
IAF drops fliers over Beirut warning residents to stay clear of Hizbullah areas. Via jpost
*UPDATE* MISSILE that hit Haifa..... possibly an Iranian Missile (Rockets strike Haifa for first time) Also Haaretz reporting: One rocket fired from Lebanon hits central Haifa; Katyusha rockets hit Nahariya, Safed and Carmiel
The next Middle East war — Israel against genocidal Islamism — has begun - Via Jewish World Review
Battle Plans - Israel's next war has begun
The next Middle East war — Israel against genocidal Islamism — has begun. The first stage of the war started two weeks ago, with the Israeli incursion into Gaza in response to the kidnapping of an Israeli soldier and the ongoing shelling of Israeli towns and kibbutzim; now, with Hezbollah's latest attack, the war has spread to southern Lebanon.
The New York Sun reports: War on Iran Has Begun
TEL AVIV, Israel — The war with Iran has begun.
Just last Friday, Iranian President Ahmadinejad warned that Israel's return to Gaza could lead to an "explosion" in the Islamic world that would target Israel and its supporters in the West. "They should not let things reach a point where an explosion occurs in the Islamic world," he said.
On July 7th I posted "At this same time, Israel is doing what is right and not negotiating with terrorists as they move forward to have their young kidnapped soldier released. Meanwhile Iran, is refusing the deadline set and being unusually idle and mute other than his normal recruiting of new allies, at an astonishing rate. * UPDATE* jpost reporting:"(then breaking news released about the "Explosion" statement) NOW WE KNOW!!!
Shiloh Musings is blogging out of Israel. Batya is a wife, mother, teacher, writer, and photographer.....check out her updated posts and for what is happening there.
Israel Resource Review reports: Syria and Hizballah Brag About Killing 7 Israelis and Kidnapping 2 Others:Abbas Condemns Israeli 'War Crimes'
Counterterrorism Blog posted: Important overlooked news on latest Hezbollah attacks -According to Israeli Channel 10, Hezbollah was able to hack into the Israeli Army's computer systems prior to the attack.
Via Haaretz: Iran warns of 'fierce response' should Israel strike at Syria
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said on Thursday an Israeli strike on Syria would be considered an attack on the whole Islamic world that would bring a "fierce response", state television reported.
"If the Zionist regime commits another stupid move and attacks Syria, this will be considered like attacking the whole Islamic world and this regime will receive a very fierce response," Ahmadinejad was quoted as saying in a telephone conversation with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. [read more]
Via jpost: Analysis: Israel at war
Two days of dizzying escalation, and there can be no illusions: Israel is at war.
Via Fox News: Israeli Raids Kill 3, Wound 55 in Lebanon
BEIRUT, Lebanon — Israel has widened its offensive on Lebanon, with fighter bombers blasting the airport for a second day, residential buildings in the southern suburbs of the capital, igniting fuel storage tanks and cutting the main highway to Syria.
AP: Israel army says Hezbollah fires at least 3 rockets into N. Israel
Mike Tobin reporting live for Fox News - Israel police anticipate another wave of rockets into N Israel. Greg Burke live in Beirut, Lebanon - Israeli attacks ignite fuel storage tanks in Beirut -Israeli Warplanes attack Beirut airport and suburbs.
Via Breitbart: AP reporting -Israeli Warplanes Strike in Beirut Again
Israeli warplanes punished the Lebanese capital on Friday, blasting the airport for a second day, shattering bridges, igniting fuel storage tanks and cutting the main highway to Syria. Hezbollah guerrillas fought back with a fresh barrage of rockets.
Police said three people were killed and dozens wounded in the airstrikes, raising the death toll to 60 on the third day of Israel's offensive against the Iranian-backed militants.
Breitbart: The US State Dept warns against travel to Lebanon; authorizes personnel evacuation.
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Update: Warning to Residents of Haifa to go to their bomb shelters, intel must suspect more rockets. More at Ynetnews.
According to Canadian Press: 220,000 Israelis were now staying in bomb shelters in northern Israel to avoid the rocket fire. On Thursday, Katyushas struck Israel's third-largest city, Haifa, for the first time.
MUST READ: DEBKAfile:DEBKAfile reports: Iran’s national security adviser Ali Larijani flies to Damascus aboard special military plane Wednesday night as war tension builds up around Hizballah kidnap of 2 Israeli soldiers.
Larijani is also Iran’s senior nuclear negotiator. He will remain in Damascus for the duration of the crisis in line with the recently Iranian-Syrian mutual defense pact. His presence affirms that an Israeli attack on Syria will be deemed an assault on Iran. It also links the Israeli hostage crisis to Iran’s nuclear standoff with the West. [read more]
BREAKING: Report: Palestinians Blow Hole in Border Wall at Gaza-Egypt Border
BREAKING: Palestinians Forcibly Open Gaza-Egypt Border
Via Fox News and Breitbart
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