Jerusalem – Hezbollah supporters approached the Lebanese/Israeli border fence on Monday, near the spot where three soldiers were killed and kidnapped in October 2000. They hoisted the organization’s flag and chanted in praise of Hassan Nasrallah and his force. A few of them even threw stones at Israeli troops.This was the second time this has happened since the Lebanon War ended a month or so ago. It was also the second time that the IDF did not respond.
Al-Manar, Hezbollah’s television station, broadcast images from the event.
In the words of a senior Israeli journalist and commentator, Dan Margolit, “That is how it begins. That is how the previous war began. That is the way it always begins…
“That is what happened in the course of the last six years along the northern front, when Israel waited in vain for Hezbollah to be disarmed. Anyone who waives his pride loses it; anyone who waives his security loses it. When it is done for the first time it can be chalked up as a mistake. But when it is done for the second time, it is pure folly”.
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Karen Abu Zayd, an American citizen who heads UNRWA, the United Nations Relief and
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