Wednesday, July 26, 2006

Tibneen is an important town in southern Lebanon and conditions there are horrendous

Trapped in Lebanon's war zone, refugees grow desperate - The Boston Globe: "The refugees in Tibnin, numbering between 1,350 and 1,600, according to medical officials, are living in some of the most appalling conditions in southern Lebanon. The hospital has no power, there is almost no water for drinking or washing, and families of 10 may share a single can of tuna for a meal.

Israeli guns pounded the hilltop above the hospital yesterday afternoon. A crackling brushfire -- ignited after two Israeli rockets struck a house just below the hospital -- filled the wards with acrid smoke.

Stragglers walked up to the front gate. One elderly woman had walked for four hours without shoes. Blood seeped through bandages binding her feet."

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