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Originally posted by Souljah
ok so lets take a look at this situation again:
1945: lebanon gets independance from france
1948: palestinian refugees begin arriving from israel (110.000)
1967: arab-israeli war: more palestinian reefugees arrive from
1975: there are now 300.000 palestinian refugees in lebanon, led by yasser arafat's PLO
1975-76: civil war errupts in lebanon between maronite militia and the palestinian, sunni, and druze forces
1976: syria sents 40.000 troops to lebanon to help the maronite milita
1978: cross-border attacks with israel lead to israel's invasion of southern lebanon
1982: israel invades south of lebanon again, this time the objective is the PLO. it was during this invasion that the first sabra and shatila massacre was committed by the phalangist militia (under the command of elie hobeika).
also after this invasion the hezbollah party was founded:
[edit on 8-3-2005 by Souljah]
Originally posted by fledgling666
so, the maronites are christians, syria came to the aid of christians? that's a new one to me. i don't doubt that this is true, i am just surprised. seems i will have to look more into this situation for information on the past, but the facts still remain that syria has done the job they were there to do and now must pull out completely.
Originally posted by Souljah
why wasnt isreal ever FORCED OUT MILITARY when they invaded southern lebanon? or syria? or egypt? they always find time to pull back.
Originally posted by namehere
maybe if israel was left alone by lebanon they never wouldve occupied lebanon, they never invaded syria and again with egypt if egypt didnt invade israel they wouldve never been occupied(ps they were demanded to leave egypt by the US and did just that).
Israel-Lebanon 'water war' looms (Mar 16, 2001)
The Israeli protest is based on the principle of diverting water, rather
than on the small amount to be pumped from the Hasbani. "You can't tamper
with natural resources," said Ra'anan Gissin, an aide to Ariel Sharon, the
prime minister. "We already went to war with them before over this."
Mr Gissin was referring to Syrian and Lebanese plans in 1964 to build a dam
to divert the waters of the Hasbani, a project that was halted by Israeli
shelling of the construction sites. Israel's occupation of the Golan
Heights and the West Bank three years later and of south Lebanon in 1982
gave it control of the Jordan and its headwaters.
BBC: Israel warns of war over water (September, 2002)
Army radio said Mr Sharon had notified the United States that Israel could mount military operations should Lebanon begin pumping water out of the Hasbani or its tributary, the River Wazzani.
The Israeli Transportation Minister, Ephraim Sneh, said Mr Sharon had called for a "good and enlightened way" to settle the issue but was ready to "act".
"If Lebanon put into effect its project to siphon water from the river, it would be serious enough a reason for Israel to act," Mr Sneh told the radio station.
A spokesman for the United Nations peacekeeping force in southern Lebanon has denied Beirut is siphoning water from the Hasbani, saying it is only piping water to a village suffering a shortage.
Lebanese complaint to the UN over Israeli threat of war
At present the Lebanese authorities are laying pipes to ensure the supply of water to the villages in the basin of the Hasbani and Wazzani rivers. The maximum quantity to be pumped will be 9 million cubic metres yearly, which is far below Lebanon's legitimate entitlement.
Every effort by Lebanon to provide for the vital needs of the populations of the liberated areas and villages has met with Israeli threats to wage war against Lebanon.
Today Lebanon finds itself once again faced with threats by Israel to wage war against it and deprive it of its lawful and natural rights to its water. Yet the water which Israel is attempting to seize originates in Lebanese territory and Lebanon is entitled to exploit it in accordance with its legitimate rights, international law and the vital needs of its population.
The statements of Israeli officials to the effect that Israel will wage war against Lebanon threatens international peace and security in the region. The responsibility for any consequences of such a situation falls fully on Israel, which is relentlessly pushing towards an aggravation of the situation, ignoring Lebanon's definite desire to maintain peace and stability notwithstanding its constant demands for the liberation of the rest of its occupied territory. Lebanon appeals to the permanent members of the Security Council to make every effort to prevent Israel from carrying out its threats of waging war, which would have the direst consequences for the entire region.