Beirut papers: July war not over

Lebanese newspapers recall July 12, 2006 war on its anniversary.

July 12, 2010 16:38
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Lebanese 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 over."

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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.

"There 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."

Israel claimed Hizbullah was stockpiling weapons in villages near the southern border, citing aerial photographs it had taken of the region as evidence.

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.

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