The Committee to Protect Journalists today called on Israel to explain its attacks on Al-Manar TV
, the satellite news channel affiliated with the Lebanese Shiite group Hezbollah. Al-Manar managing director, Ali-Al-Haji, told CPJ
that Israeli aircraft fired two missiles today at the station’s headquarters in the southern Beirut suburb of Haret Hreik. Two employees were injured by flying glass, and a civilian in a nearby house was also wounded. The top floors of the building were severely damaged, al-Haji said. However, the station continued to broadcast. Israeli forces separately struck two Al-Manar TV
transmitters, one near Baalbek, northeast of Beirut, and another in Maroun al-Ras in southern Lebanon.