Israel Quashes Threat from Lebanese Soccer Field
by Harun as-Satair
Beirut, 15 July 2006
Israel took action today to remove the threat from the soccer field adjacent to the American University of Beirut in the Ras Beirut neighborhood.
The field had been repeatedly used for soccer games and other acts of fun.
In a bold daylight raid, an Israel F-16 launched a missle that landed about 10 meters from the center of the field, preventing such acts of aggression as kickoffs, penalty kicks, hands violations and even devastating throw-ins.
The raid has drawn international condemnation from both the UN and FIFA, who declared Israel "worse than an Italian club."
The missle brought with it leaflets that had unintended affects; they helped alleviate the toilet paper shortage brought about by Israel's blockade of Lebanese ports.