Israel: September 23, 1999


Hezbollah rockets and mortar shells hit Israeli positions in south Lebanon. Shortly thereafter, Israeli warplanes fired six missiles at Hezbollah bases.

September 22; In response to attacks by Amal militia on Israeli positions in south Lebanon, Israeli aircraft, in several separate attacks, bombed Amal and Lebanese army positions in Lebanon. Hezbollah also made three separate attacks on Israeli positions. Jordanian police began cracking down on Hamas operations in Jordan. The government said they had proof that Hamas was a threat to the kingdom. Fundamentalist Moslem groups in Jordan condemned the crackdown on Hamas. The newly crowned king Abdullah is in for some interesting times.

September 21; Hezbollah launched three attacks on Israeli positions in South Lebanon, killing two pro-Israeli Lebanese militiamen. Israeli warplanes went north a bit later and fired four missiles at Hezbollah positions. Amal also launched several attacks in south Lebanon.

September 20; Hezbollah fired mortar shells on Israeli positions in South Lebanon. Israeli warplanes later fired  missiles at Hezbollah positions. So far this year, Israel has sent it's aircraft after Hezbollah positions more than a hundred times. Unofficial casualties are twelve dead civilians, two Hezbollah fighters and seventy wounded (mostly civilians.)


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