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Humanitarian aid corridor fails to materialise

BMJ 2006; 333 doi: (Published 03 August 2006) Cite this as: BMJ 2006;333:277
  1. Owen Dyer,
  2. Judy Siegel-Itzkovich
  1. London, Jerusalem

    Despite Israel's announcement last weekend of a 48 hour suspension of aerial bombing in southern Lebanon, fear of air attack continued to hamper humanitarian efforts in the region, according to aid workers. And as Hezbollah rocket attacks continued on Israel, some medical establishments there came under attack.

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    A Red Cross worker carries the body of a girl pulled from a house in Qana, Lebanon, which was hit by an Israeli air strike


    Israel's air force resumed attacks on “immediate threats” within 12 hours of the announcement. A spokesman for Israel's army said that the attacks were …

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