Friday, August 4, 2006

Tyre, the morgue of south

TYRE -- A stinging odour hangs over the Palestinian refugeecamp of Bass, at the entrance to the southern Lebanesecity of Tyre, the chosen site for a mass grave for thedozens of victims of Israel's blistering bombardment ofthe area.

"Tyre has now become the morgue for the whole region,"says Tyre's mayor Abdel Mohsen Husseini bitterly. OnWednesday afternoon, 26 corpses of civilians killed byIsraeli bombardments were pulled out of a truck in thetown square at the entrance of Bass, where thousands ofPalestinian refugees live. Continued.

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