Beirut papers: July war not over
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Lebanese newspapers recall July 12, 2006 war on its anniversary.
Israeli soldiers (left) watch closely from the oth Photo: AP
newspapers warned Monday that the 2006 Lebanon
war is not over, AFP reported. The statements came on July 12, the
anniversary of the 2006 Lebanon war.
The Al-Akhbar newspaper, which AFP said has ties to the
Shiite militant party, headlined Monday saying "the July war is not
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"Four years after the end of the war," the article read,
"both parties look ready to leap back into action and are prepared both
in terms of capacities and incentives."
Another newspaper tied
the Lebanon war to the Israel's
May 31st raid on the Gaza-bound aid flotilla, in which nine Turks were
killed, reported AFP.
A column by Tal Salman, owner of the As-Safir, read "it is July 12 yet
again and here we are, entering the fifth year of Israel's open war on
Lebanon, but rather on all Arabs and on Muslims in Turkey." AFP reported
the As-Safir newspaper is
close to Hizbullah.
is one lesson to be learned," Salman wrote. "Steadfastness is the
shortest route to victory, along with... unity and awareness of the
nature of the enemy."
An editorial in French-language Lebanon
newspaper L'Orient Le Jour said
"Israel... argues that Hezbollah took the state hostage, revamped and
reinforced its arsenal and now is attacking UN peacekeepers via the
people of southern Lebanon, who are at their beck and call."
claimed Hizbullah was stockpiling weapons in villages near the southern
border, citing aerial photographs it had taken of the region as
UN peacekeepers were the target of attacks by Lebanese this month,
including a conflict where French troops were disarmed and attacked by
Lebanese villagers until Lebanon's army intervened.
Citing increased levels of violence, Lebanon recently sent a brigade of
5,000 soldiers south to protect UN troops.