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General: Israel Must Defend Itself

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General: Israel Must Defend Itself

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RENEE MONTAGNE, host:

For more on the Israeli air campaign in southern Lebanon, we turn to Brigadier General Ido Nehushtan. He is a member of the IDF General Staff. Hello.

General IDO NEHUSHTAN (IDF General Staff): Hi.

MONTAGNE: Israel began a 48-hour suspension of its air campaign in southern Lebanon this morning. What happens when that suspension ends Wednesday morning?

Gen. NEHUSHTAN: Well, to be more accurate, there is (unintelligible) but we target only those immediate threats upon us. Meaning, Katyusha launchers, storage facilities, headquarters and supply, and so on and so forth.

MONTAGNE: But, excuse me...