Monday, July 24, 2006

London Demonstration

Went to the London demonstration on Saturday, fantastic turnout and everybody was incredibly passionate about what was happening. I didn't manage to get many pictures, but what little ones I got that are usable will be on soon.

Also, I've been watching the news practically non-stop this weekend with a good friend of mine who has all the Arab news stations. Interestingly enough, it is the Western news outlets that are giving out inaccurate information. Eg. It was widely reported that Maroun el Ras had fallen to the Israeli Occupation forces, a quick flick on Al Jazeera and even Al Manar (Hezbullah's propoganda station) and this revealed it was untrue. It's unconfirmed yet, but so far up to 8 Israeli tanks and about a dozen fatalities from Israel. Hezbullah's casualties, much less. It's interesting to see how the IOF are faring terribly against properly equipped, highly motivated troops as opposed to people in the occupied territories. When I say interesting, I mean I'm elated, just to make sure nobody misunderstands where I stand on this.
Maroun El Ras is marked below just above the Israeli border as a small colourful square in a map from the BBC's site.

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