posted on Jul, 28 2006 @ 02:16 PM
Arab countries at first condemned Hezbollah for bringing a conflict Lebanon was innocent of onto Lebanon's soil. But as Israel kept infringing into
Lebanon and Lebanese civilian casualties kept rising, the Arabs condemnation of Hezbollah is falling. Arab leaders now feel they may have overstated
their position due to the feedback from their people and the actions that Israel has taken that they hadn't foreseen or expected.
CAIRO, Egypt - Many Arab leaders responded with too quick with condemnation when Hezbollah militants kidnapped two Israeli soldiers this month.
Some of the harshest words were from Egypt and Saudi Arabia, Sunni Muslim-led U.S. allies that both said the Shiite militants' "adventures" risked
destabilizing the Middle East.
But as the fighting stretches into its third week and the civilian casualties climb from Israel's Lebanese offensive, Egypt, Saudi Arabia and
other Arab countries are shifting the focus of their criticism from Hezbollah to Israel.
"The Zionist-American plan aims as dismantling resistance and redrawing the map under the banner of a new Middle East where the supreme hegemony is
for Israeli entity only," Mohammed Habib, deputy leader of Egypt's main opposition Muslim Brotherhood, told The Associated Press. "All sects (of
Islam) are in need for unity to deter the enemy."
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Not only is Israel apparently killing too many civillians in the eyes of the world and starting to turn the Arab countries against Israel, but now
there are chants in Cairo, "The Jews and the Americans are killing our brothers in Lebanon."
I actually think th U.N. needs to get on the border quickly in force and help the Lebanese Army maintane a force on the border with Israel to keep
Hezbollah away from the border.
If Israel doesn't start being more careful of their targets, they just might find themselves with a lot more countries aiding Hezbollah and everybody
[edit on 28-7-2006 by Keyhole]
[edit on 28-7-2006 by DontTreadOnMe]