Thursday, July 27, 2006
The Situation Online: Mideast crisis online


Israeli soldiers hold up a captured Hezbollah flag near the Israeli-Lebanonese border Thursday.

Debating Bint Jbeil
Israeli Defense Forces are calling the southern Lebanese border town of Bint Jbeil - Hezbollah's "terror capital." On Wednesday, a day after the Israeli military announced it had taken control of the village, eight Israeli soldiers were killed and nearly two dozen were wounded. As violence rages in Bint Jbeil, a Web site associated with the town is being visited by millions of people from dozens of countries around the world with many posting their raw opinions of the conflict in Arabic, English, Hebrew and even Chinese.

Capturing the conflict
Photographers on the frontlines of the Mideast conflict continue to post their intimate photos online. Images posted on the popular photo sharing Web site Flickr offer insight into the devastation and turmoil in Israel and Lebanon. In Lebanon, we can see the wreckage of a house in the port city of Tyre, as well as distressed refugees fleeing from their homes. A short distance away in Israel, soldiers look over into Lebanon from Avivim, a border town which has been under fire. Another photo shows the destruction caused by a Katyusha Rocket in northern Israel. The photographer tells us this rocket killed a 15-year-old girl.

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