Tuesday, July 18, 2006

The Bill for Israeli War of Hegemony

FT.com / World / Middle East & Africa - Beirut puts cost of Israeli raids at up to $2bn: "Lebanon's finance minister said Israel's military offensive in Lebanon had caused up to $2bn in infrastructure damage, and the devastation continued relentlessly yesterday with raids across the country.
As Israeli warplanes bombed army bases and hit trucks taking medical supplies from the United Arab Emirates on the Beirut-Damascus highway, Jihad Azour, the finance minister, told the FT the government was scrambling to assess the damage, and the costs were growing by the hour.

'We're talking billions of dollars in terms of infrastructure - exceeding $1.5bn to $2bn,' he said, citing attacks on roads, bridges, "

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