Israel Withdraws (in Defeat) From Lebanon

Israel withdraws from southern Lebanon.
What is not mentioned is that they withdraw in defeat….
The so-called “most powerful military in the Middle East” were sent backing by a bunch of ill-armed resistance fighters.
Hail Hizbullah! Hail the victory over the Zionist entity!

Israel withdraws from Lebanon
Sunday 01 October 2006,
Al Jazeera

The Israeli army has completed its withdrawal from southern Lebanon, Israeli security sources have said.

Israeli security sources said that the last Israeli tanks and troops left through the border post of Zarit – close to where two Israeli soldiers were abducted by Hezbollah fighters in a cross-border raid on July 12 – early on Sunday.

The final phase of the withdrawal began late on Saturday, just before Yom Kippur – the holiest day in the Jewish calendar – which started at dusk on Sunday.

Commenting on the withdrawal, Lebanese officials said that Major-General Alain Pellegrini, the commander of the UN peacekeepers in Lebanon, had informed Fouad Siniora, the Lebanese prime minister, that Israel planned to complete its withdrawal by Sunday.

Israel had already pulled out most of the 10,000 troops who entered Lebanon during the 34-day war and only a few hundred remained by the weekend.

A UN resolution led to a ceasefire that took hold on August 14.

Full report can be read here.

1 Comment

  1. Defeat… sure… only in their deluded imaginations!

    Lebanon had the hell bombed out of it, thousands of its people were killed or injured, and billions of dollars in property damages were inflicted. Israel lost no territory and lost very few people, both civilian or military. The Hezbollah suffered a much higher casualty rate. Also, Hezbollah is under much more pressure internationally and domestically. Hezbollah, which was Iran’s strategic arm, is now no longer much of a threat. Nesrallah even APOLOGIZED!!! He said that he did not forsee the damage that his little war did to Lebanon. He also intentionally attacked civilians which makes him an internationally recognized war criminal.

    Given all this, I fail to see how Hezbollah could be considered any kind of a victor.

    Without air superiority no group will ever be able to secure a complete military victory, especially a bunch of terrorists who don’t even have their own state to support them. Hezbollah used a well-armed, dedicated division of (suicidal) militants to slow down an Israeli armored advance that was trying to spare itself casualties, but that can hardly be considered “defeating” the Israelis.

    The goal of Hezbollah (and Hamas) is to destroy Israel, they are no closer to doing that then they were at the beginning of the war. Also, their political objective of freeing convicted murders from Israeli jails was not accomplished either. What exaclty did they win?

    Any attack that was close to actually destroying Israel would be national suicide for the perpetrators since, of course, Israel has nuclear weapons.

    If you people ever want peace and decent lives, you’ll have to make peace with Israel. Too bad you guys can’t face the truth.

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