Sorry I wasn’t able to blog today. I have been working on translating Nasrallah’s latest speech into English, and the electricity cuts aren’t helping at all… At this point it might be useless, as 2 days have passed on it, but I will continue working on it and hopefully by tomorrow noon I will have it ready (it’s quite long – so far 7 pages, and another 2 to go). I realize that one of my commenters posted a link to a video with a voice-over translation, but I did not check the level of its accuracy, and at any rate I am always on the look-out for attempts at de-contextualizing some key sentences – and believe me it has happened MANY times in the past. Instead I am doing my own word-for-word translation. I am not aware of the existence of a full text transcript of the speech in English.
It’s been a relatively quiet day here, and not too many incidents (of course the bombardment of the south continues, as do the clashes along the border), save for a direct strike from an Israeli drone on a motorcycle in Tyre [WARNING: View at your own discretion], which killed 2 civilians, and another heroic landing, this time at Tyre, which targeted a civilian building near an army position. During clashes in the area, 1 Israeli soldier was killed, and at least 8 were wounded, in addition to 4 civilians and 1 soldier from the Lebanese army.
More interestingly, one of my Israeli commenters was at an anti-war protest in Tel Aviv today, and has uploaded some photos and videos. Check it out!
I have also uploaded the draft of the UN Security Council Resolution. More on that later.
Update @ 12:31 am: The power’s out again, so a final update before I head to bed – a while ago Israeli jets bombed, twice, the Nahr al-Barid dam for power generation in the north. Al-Arida bridge in the north (linking Lebanon to Syria) and 2 other bridges (‘Arka and Al-Madhoun), both in Akkar (north), were also bombed. An airstrike on Al-Arz (Cedars) was also reported. Since the start of the Israeli war on Lebanon, 45 large factories have been directly hit, in addition to many medium and small-sized ones.