Saturday, July 29, 2006

Oil Spill Hits Lebanon--Dahr Jamail

"With the oil spill and the war, all of the tourists are gone," he said.
"I came to Byblos from south Beirut since my home was bombed, yet even
here two nights ago the Israelis bombed an Army radar nearby. The same
one they bombed two weeks ago."

The tourist beaches off the coast of Beirut stand empty as well. Pools
of oil slosh up with the waves, staining the beach and the rocks.

"If we tried to fish, the Israelis would kill us," said Hafez, a
Palestinian fisherman. "But nobody would eat the fish anyway even if we
could fish.. Now we wait for a miracle, something to take this oil away
and stop this war."

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