Thread: Hezbollah at it again
11-21-2005, 07:24 AM #1
Hezbollah at it again
I thought that the Hezbollah firmly stated that once the IDF withdraws from South Lebanon, their militant actions would come to a cease. The Hezbollah has stated that their purpose was to have the IDF leave. That was done 5 years ago. So, if their reason was to make Israel withdraw, and that has happened (even according to the UN) then why keep attacking?
3 wounded in IDF, Hizbullah gunbattle
Three people were wounded Monday when a gunbattle erupted after Hizbullah operatives fired mortar shells at IDF posts on Mount Dov.
According to ZAKA officials, two of the wounded were in light condition and one suffered moderate wounds. Ambulances were summoned to the scene to evacuate the wounded.
The exchange of fire took place near the village of Rajar on the northern border with Lebanon, after the IDF responded to mortar shell attacks with heavy artillery fire.
On Sunday, the IDF went on higher operational alert along the northern border after "irregular" actions by Hizbullah guerrillas.
Prime Minister Ariel Sharon convened an urgent situation assessment with Defense Minister Shaul Mofaz and top IDF brass on Sunday night to discuss the troubling Hizbullah behavior. The situation with Syria and Lebanon was also discussed, government sources said.
According to the sources, Hizbullah has been detected taking unusual steps near Mount Dov, which intelligence officers here interpret as preparations by the Iranian-backed group to stage a "quality attack," like kidnapping soldiers.
The Northern Command has ordered its troops in the vicinity to take precautionary measures to deal with the warnings, military sources said.
Shortly after the meeting, IDF Chief of General Staff Lt.-Gen. Dan Halutz issued a public warning to Lebanon to take responsibility for its country. "The reality of today is one where the government of Lebanon is allowing armed militias to operate," Halutz said.
"Our address is the government of Lebanon. We won't be de****g with any organizations and not point a finger at the sovereign state and the people who are leading it and demand that they fulfill their basic obligation and control what is happening in their country," Halutz said in a lecture at Tel Aviv University.
"Hizbullah is scrambling things up on the northern border at this moment. Hizbullah understands that it is playing with fire, but this is because the firefighters in Lebanon aren't working. These firefighters are the government of Lebanon and no one else."
Halutz also said that Syria was aiding Hizbullah both directly by arming them and indirectly by "synchronizing" their actions.
Meanwhile, Jerusalem police went on a heightened state of alert Sunday night amid an accumulation of intelligence warnings over an impending Palestinian terror attack in the city, police said. However, the alert was lifted later in the night.
11-21-2005, 07:40 AM #2Originally Posted by AIZ
11-21-2005, 07:57 AM #3Originally Posted by MilitiaGuy
So explain because I'm confused:
"Israel pulled all its troops out of southern Lebanon on May 24, 2000, ending a 22-year military presence there. All Israel Defense Force and South Lebanon Army outposts were evacuated. The Israeli withdrawal was conducted in coordination with the UN, and constituted an Israeli fulfillment of its obligations under Security Council Resolution 425 1978"
11-21-2005, 09:37 AM #4Originally Posted by AIZ
11-21-2005, 09:54 AM #5Originally Posted by CAUSASIAN
I think it has more to do with Syria and Iran than the good of Lebanon but that's just an opinion.
11-21-2005, 10:02 AM #6Retired Vet
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Actually I was there when Israel finally complied with resolutions 425 and 426. We (UNIFIL) verified a complete IDF withdrawal from the south. The Shebaa farm's are Israeli.
11-21-2005, 10:08 AM #7
Israel is wrong. Israel still occupies the Golan Heights in Syria and Sheba farms in Lebanon, and the West Bank, East Jerusalem, and Gaza in Palestine.
11-21-2005, 10:13 AM #8Retired Vet
Originally Posted by CAUSASIAN
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Listen about the Golan. Syria invaded twice over the heights, Israel would have to be crazy to give it back now. To the victor goes the spoils!.
Taking those invasions for a moment. If I hit you with a stick, you took it from me and asked me not to do it again. If I hit you a second time with that stick and you take it from me, are you going to give it back to me again?.
11-21-2005, 10:15 AM #9Originally Posted by BOUNCER
11-21-2005, 10:15 AM #10Originally Posted by CAUSASIAN
11-21-2005, 10:17 AM #11Originally Posted by CAUSASIAN
11-21-2005, 12:01 PM #12
there is negociation btw the UN and Lebanon and btw the UN and "israel" now about the Shebaa farms , the USA is trying to pressure on "israel" to withdraw from the farms not because USA loves Lebanon but because USA want to make problem btw Syria and Lebanon from a side btw the Lebanon and Hezbollah from another side.
11-21-2005, 01:23 PM #13Originally Posted by CAUSASIAN
Why is it so hard for Israels neighboors to admit they got beaten and get on with there lifes Fighting for some worthless piece of land just for the sake of fighting seems like a total waste of life.
11-21-2005, 01:26 PM #14Originally Posted by MilitiaGuy
11-21-2005, 01:29 PM #15Originally Posted by johan
1. Arab pride
2. Once focus comes off of Israel, they will have no choice but to focus on their own domestic issues. This is something they have been trying to avoid for a long time. Once there will be no one to blame but themselves, they're in for a rude awakening.
11-21-2005, 01:30 PM #16Originally Posted by johan
Would you not fight if lets say the Spanish or Arabs claim a part of Sweden for themselves?
11-21-2005, 01:35 PM #17Originally Posted by CAUSASIAN
11-21-2005, 01:38 PM #18Originally Posted by AIZ
11-21-2005, 01:38 PM #19Originally Posted by AIZ
11-21-2005, 01:42 PM #20Originally Posted by CAUSASIAN
I would fight if arabs claimed a part of sweden yes. But if we fight them and get our ass handed to us for 50-60 years without gaining a inch while watching swedens economy going down more and more... Yes then I would give up. I wouldnt send one of my children to get slaughtered in a fight I can not win. Especialy not if the territory doesnt have any special resources that I need. I would focus on rebuilding what is left and maby in 50 years when we are a strong nation again I would reclaim what was taken.
But explain this to me. Why is a piece of land worth the death of thousands?
11-21-2005, 01:42 PM #21Originally Posted by CAUSASIAN
11-22-2005, 11:21 AM #22
I read in the papers this morning that an Israeli soldier killed 4 Hizballa terrorists who were probably on their way to try to kidnap soldiers. When Hizballa realised it won't happen, they started firing at civilian farmers and towns.
Still claim they don't attack civilians, C?
11-22-2005, 11:41 AM #23Originally Posted by Rak_Ani
11-22-2005, 11:57 AM #24Originally Posted by MilitiaGuy
11-22-2005, 12:05 PM #25Originally Posted by MilitiaGuy
Hmm...Israeli intelligence or BBC? Such choices
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