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Sunday, August 13, 2006

UNIFIL stops press releases

Every day since the start of the war, UNIFIL dutifully published on its website a summary of the day's event; who shot at whom, who shot near UN positions amd who shot UN positions, as well as details of humanitarian aid provided by UNIFIL. I have been highlighting these press releases to show how often - according to the UN itself! - Hezbollah used the UN as human shields and shot rockets at UN positions, things that were never reported in the media.

But nothing was released on Saturday or Sunday.

What makes it doubly strange is that UNIFIL did release a picture of smoke from an explosion in Naquora. So it is not like UNIFIL is out of contact with the rest of the world.

Very odd.

UPDATE: They are back.