Roundup: War in the Middle East

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Interview with Hezbollah Secretary General Hasan Nasrallah
by Al-Jazeera Beirut Bureau Chief Ghassan Bin-Jiddu, on July 20, 2006

Lebanon’s president accused Israel on Monday of using phosphorous bombs…
“According to the Geneva Convention, when they use phosphorous bombs and laser bombs, is that allowed against civilians and children?” President Emile Lahoud asked on France’s RFI radio.

Saudi King pledges $500 million for Lebanon rebuilding.
as reported by China’s Xinhua News
** More Xinhua reportage on the war

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