In the lawsuit, the ADC also petitioned the court to mandate that the US stop sending weapons to Israel for as long as US citizens are attempting to leave Lebanon. US Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld and Rice are both named as defendants in the suit. Many of the named plaintiffs are from the Detroit, Michigan area, which holds the largest number of Lebanese citizens outside Lebanon. Reuters has more.
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