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Survivors: Quake Was God's Blessing in Disguise
Amidst the devastation and immense human suffering in Haiti, some of its people are responding with faith. As the sun begins to set over the capital city of Port-au-Prince, a few hours of Heaven comes down on a corner of the devastated city...read more
Pro-Life Leaders to Protest Abortion 'Supercenter'
Several prominent pro-life leaders are rallying in Houston, Texas on Monday to protest what will be the largest abortion clinic in the western hemisphere. ...read more
Vietnam Churches Reach Out to Country's Addicts
HO CHI MINH, Vietnam - Christians in Vietnam are reaching out to those lost in a world of drugs and despair....read more
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Multiple GRAMMY ® Nominee Gungor Selling Out Major Cities On Headline Spring Tour
With numerous honors and stellar reviews for their latest album, Ghosts Upon the Earth, it is no surprise that three-time GRAMMY ® nominated group Gungor is selling out shows...read more
New Music From The Afters To Appear in the Upcoming Feature Film October Baby
Fans looking for an early preview of new music from chart-topping foursome The Afters will have their chance later this month as the band’s song “Life Is Beautiful” is featured in the upcoming feature film October Baby. ...read more
Music Icon Steven Curtis Chapman Collects 16th GRAMMY ® Nomination for No. 1 Hit “Do Everything”
The already five-time GRAMMY ® award-winning multi-platinum selling artist Steven Curtis Chapman garnered the 16th GRAMMY ® nomination of his prolific 20+ year career....read more
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Israel: Lebanon Violating U.N. Res. 1701
16 July 2009

JERUSALEM, Israel - Following Tuesday's explosion at a Hezbollah weapons warehouse in southern Lebanon, Israeli officials accused Lebanon of violating the terms of U.N. Security Council Resolution 1701.

Resolution 1701 was issued with the U.N.-brokered cease-fire at the end of the Second Lebanon War in the summer of 2006. It prohibits armed militias, including Hezbollah, from operating south of the Litani River.

The massive blast occurred in the village of Khirbet Silim about 12 miles north of the border, in an abandoned building, according to a statement by the Lebanese army.

Following the explosion, the army sealed off the area, barring journalists from the scene, and began a joint investigation of the incident with UNIFIL (U.N. peacekeeping forces), Lebanese media reported.

Israeli officials refuted Lebanese media reports that the weapons cache had been placed in the building prior to the Second Lebanon War, saying that Hezbollah recently converted the abandoned building to a weapons storehouse.

"This is a major violation of Resolution 1701," one Israeli defense official said. "The weaponry was stored inside a village and is proof of our longstanding claim that Hezbollah uses civilian infrastructure to hide its weaponry," he said.

The weapons storehouse contained dozens of 122mm Katyusha rockets, automatic rifles and ammunition, according to Israeli security sources.

Sources: Ynet news, The Jerusalem Post


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