Wednesday, August 09, 2006

Israel "warns" journalists

To members of the foreign press,

The IDF has announced a limitation on travel in any kind of vehicle in all areas south of the Litani River in Lebanon. The limitation took effect at 22:00 on August 7, 2006, and will remain in effect until further notice.

Information regarding the limitations was communicated to the population in southern Lebanon via media outlets and leaflets as well as through local channels.

Passage of humanitarian convoys continues throughout all of Lebanon in coordination with the IDF.

We would like to stress that these limitations apply to journalists as well.

Please understand that this is a combat zone from which terrorists operate, and as such, we cannot guarantee the safety of journalists in the area.

In fact, we have asked civilians in the area to leave for their own safety.

The IDF will do its utmost to keep civilians, and journalists among them, out of harm's way.

However, we are obligated to remind you that journalists are acting at their own risk and are requested to comply with the recommendations provided to the civilian population.

We urge you also to heed the advice of your own country's consular advisors as to safety during the conflict.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Israel -
POPULATION: 7 million (less than half of Mumbai)
SIZE: Less than that of Kerala
ACT OF VIOLENCE AGAINST IT: 2 soldiers kidnapped by Hezbolla, 1 by
RETALIATORY ACTION: war on Lebanon and Gaza

India -
POPULATION: 1 billion+
SIZE: 6th largest in the world
ACT OF VIOLENCE AGAINST IT: 200+ dead in Mumbai blast, 8 in Kashmir
RETALIATORY ACTION: a speech by PM, clean chit for SIMI by UP CM
Long live Mahatma Gandhi…

9:33 PM  
Blogger Carmel said...

facts oh facts... Hezbollah and Israel go way back, this is a distortion to present the balance this way.

as for those journalists, wars became damn reality shows, i fear they just enhance violence and encourage pyrotechnics. maybe it's better off they get out of there.

oh and Jim? after blaming me for working for Israeli government, why don't you step into my virtual office and tell me what you think of this post about "the truth":

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