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29.07.2006 General News

Lebanese Community Urges Ceasefire

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THE Lebanese Community in Ghana has called for a ceasefire in Lebanon, and called on Ghanaians to support the call for an end to the war.

A release issued by Haitham Halawi, Public Relations Officer of the community, said "Israel is disregarding international law by launching a maritime and air siege and tergeting the entire population of the country.

It noted that more than 423 Lebanese civilians had been killed, thousand missing, others wounded, and bridges and infrastructures destroyed.

"The Lebanese people feel left out by the world that is turning a blind eye to the savage war act by the Israelis," it stated, and added that "it is the duty of everyone in the world to defend innocent victims and expose the truth."

The statement said humanitarian access to areas in many parts of Lebanon is of great concern, as travelling between Beirut and Southern Lebanon has become difficult, adding that, the risk of being caught up in the bombing and extensive damage to the infrastructure and supply routes has made it difficult to reach affected children.

"There must be an end to this cycle of violence and continuous violation of international laws and basic ethical behaviour," it added.

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