Lebanese president wants more than just Shaba Farms

Pro-Syrian Lahoud says Lebanon should fight for lands in Metulla and kibbutz Misgav Am.

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Lebanese President Emile Lahoud said that Lebanon should claim land within Israel, a Lebanese paper reported Sunday. According to Al-Balad, unnamed sources at the presidential palace said Lahoud wants Lebanon to fight not only for the Shaba Farms, which Israel occupied in 1967, but for lands in the northern border city of Metulla and the border kibbutz Misgav Am. Despite a UN resolution and increased pressure from Lebanese, the pro-Syrian president also opposes the disarming of Hizbullah in southern Lebanon. Since Israel's withdrawal from Lebanon in 2000, Hizbullah has taken to attacking Israeli military installations in the Shaba Farms, an area that the UN says belongs to Syria. Hizbullah claims the farms belong to Lebanon. The report did not say whether Lahoud believed Lebanon should fight with international courtrooms or with weapons.