Israel jams Lebanese telephones
April 8, 2008 by E. Cartman
Israel jammed Lebanon’s telephone network after a nationwide defense drill that Israel launched April 6, Naharnet reported April 8, citing a report in the daily As Safir. As Safir quoted security sources as saying that the jamming operation targeted both land lines and cell phone lines and began the afternoon of April 7. The As Safir report gave no further details.
Stratfor has confirmed that at least some fixed phone lines in Lebanon are working April 8. Israel jammed Lebanon’s telephone network starting the afternoon of April 7, according to an April 8 report in Naharnet citing the daily As Safir. The jamming was said to have targeted both cell phones and regular phone lines.
And Hamas does what little it can to poke Israel on its southern border:
People in Gaza will storm into Egypt and into Israel if an embargo of the territory is not lifted, The Jerusalem Post reported April 8, quoting Khalil al-Haya, a leading official with Hamas, the Palestinian militant group and political party. Palestinians in Gaza can no longer bear being confined to the strip of land and subjected to shortages of food, power and substandard health care, he said. In January, Palestinians breached the southern border and poured into Egypt; they will do it again, and might breach other borders, Al-Haya said, a clear reference to Gaza’s borders with Israel.