NO. 44

2 AUGUST 1993

ThePolitical Scene

Israel has reacted to recent attacks byIslamicmilitants

on its self-proclaimed security zonein Lebanon by unleashinga massive bombardment of most of south Lebanon which -

by the Israelis' own admission - wasintended to drivethe civilianpopulationoutinorder to put pressure onthe

Lebanese and Syrians to crack down onHizbollah.Inthis the Israelis have been at leastpartially successful, since

between300,000and 500,000 refugeesare reported to have...