The war on
HezbAllah antennas continues. Just a while ago Israel bombarded TV and mobile antennas and satellites in Trbol (Zahle), Fatqa (Keserwan), and Sannine and al-Mzar (Ouyoun al-Siman). Lebanese Broadcasting Corporation (ex-Israeli proxy Lebanese Forces TV station) local broadcasts stopped. Al-Manar TV continues to broadcast as usual. Ha’aretz, Yediot Achronot, Jerusalem Post, Arutz Sheva, Ma’ariv, etc. will claim that 70 HezbAllah targets and rocket launchers have been hit, and increase the percentage of HezbAllah capabilities destroyed to 50% again… and the war on HezbAllah antennas continues.
Update @ 6:49 pm: The Ministry of Minisformation in Israel has given Israeli media the green light to publish the following “news”: “IAF jets strike several stations used by Hizbullah television, radio to broadcast programs, transmit phone frequencies” (Yediot Achronot).
Al-Manar TV (HezAllah’s TV station) continued its broadcast uninterrupted, whereas other stations were cut off for some time. A Lebanese correspondent in Israel said that one of the reasons these antennas were bombed was that Israeli TV stations have been transmitting videos from Lebanese TV stations showing civilian casualties and damage to infrastructure, adding that the authorities perceive this to be a grave threat to their war plans, which require solid internal support. So instead of stopping Israeli stations from broadcasting these images, they come and bomb TV antennas and transmitters… If this is a war against HezbAllah, I can’t imagine what a war against Lebanon would look like…
Update @ 11:39 pm: Insider sources (confirmed by AFP) say that clashes are taking place between Israeli occupation forces and HezbAllah fighters inside Maroun al-Ras. So much for the alleged Israeli takeover of Maroun al-Ras! Not even that to brag about!
Update 1:56 am: Two successive bombardments of the southern suburbs of Beirut at 1:44 am followed 10 minutes later by another bombardment.
Update 2:46 am: Over 10 such bombardments in the course of one hour. More signs of Israel’s successes in its “pinpoint” targeting of HezbAllah.