INTRODUCTION: Last month's fighting between Israeli aircraft and Palestinian forces in Southern Lebanon left behind a trail of damage.
GV PAN Damaged buildings in Nabatiyeh.
SV Damaged building.
GV Members of delegation on site looking at ruined vehicle.
GV Members of delegation walk away from buildings.
GV PAN Part of rubble from buildings.
GV Members of delegation walk around rubble.
CU Debris. PAN TO members of delegation talking about damage.
GV Armed soldier standing amongst rubble.
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Background: INTRODUCTION: Last month's fighting between Israeli aircraft and Palestinian forces in Southern Lebanon left behind a trail of damage. The Muslim town of Nabatiyeh was in the frontline of the fighting and took three days more than the rest of the country to observe an agreed ceasefire. A non-aligned delegation on the United States has been sent to inspect the damage caused by the Israeli shelling.
SYNOPSIS: The town of Nabatiyeh is half-deserted now. The inhabitants had born the brunt when daily raids by Palestinian and Israeli forces were occurring either side of the Lebanese border last month.
The United Nations delegation spent go some time looking at damaged buildings. It included representatives from Cuba, Yugoslavia, India, South Korea in Jamaica who were keen to learn the views of the local people.
Nabatiyeh has known little relief since the Israeli bombing stopped. Only last week clashes between rival local factions inflicted further damage on the town. These clashes were just part of the town. These clashed were just part of the wider outbreak of violence sweeping the country again, and leaving nearly one hundred people dead. The delegation is due to report back to the United Nations which has passed several resolution critical of Israeli actions over the past year.