Posted on July 19th, 2006
by Brad Jenkins, Daily News-Record
Humanitarians with ties to Harrisonburg are among the thousands of Americans being evacuated from Lebanon as Israel and the militant Islamic group Hezbollah trade attacks in the region.
It is still unclear when the U.S. military will evacuate Ken and Kathryn Seitz, a husband-and-wife team stationed in Lebanon with Mennonite Central Committee, but it will be in the coming days, according to the Akron, Pa.-based group.
The couple are in the Lebanese capital of Beirut, which has been under heavy fire from Israeli forces since last week. Israelis say they are defending themselves after Hezbollah captured two of Israel