Lebanese minister: Situation similar to 1982

Following comments Saturday byminister-without-portfolio Yossi Peled (Likud) about another militaryconflict with Hizbullah being inevitable, a Beirut cabinet minister wasquoted as saying Sunday that the situation was similar to that whichpreceded the IDF invasion of Lebanon in 1982.

The minister, Ra'azi Eloraidi, called for Lebanese unity in dealing with the "Israeli threats."

He added that the Lebanese people should not be made to pay the price for the Iranian nuclear issue.

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