Finally Armen, the editor of Spurk Armenian publication of Lebanon, e-mailed me. I have lot's of families and friends in both Lebanon and Israel, but Armen is the only person I stay in touch via e-mail.

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He says Spurk's office is mostly closed since there is no internet available there after the Israeli attacks. The Armenian quarters are safe so far, Armen says. No injuries or deaths among ethnic Armenian citizens of Lebanon as of July 24, 2006. Most Armenian citizens (of Armenia) have evacuated to the motherland, and some Lebananese Armenian families are doing the same.

Armen has to stay with his old parents and take care of them. He has no plans to evacuate yet. Good luck to all civilians everywhere in avoiding the killing bombs. Make love, not war.