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Originally posted by GeeGee
This is not good. I truly hope this doesn't escalate, but it seems doubtful at the moment with all the carnage going on.
Lebanese Prime Minister Fuad Saniora condemned both the attacks and Israel's retaliatory fire. The attacks are "the work of parties who stand to lose from the continued stability in Lebanon," Saniora said.
Hezbollah has said it does not want to draw Lebanon into a new war. Small Palestinian groups, who have rocketed Israel twice since the end of the 2006 war, have recently threatened to open a new front against Israel if the fighting in Gaza continues.
An Israeli Cabinet minister, Meir Sheetrit, suggested that Lebanese splinter groups, not Hezbollah, were responsible. He said the government had no interest in renewing hostilities.
Information Minister Tarek Mitri told the AFP news agency he had been "assured" by the militant group Hezbollah they were not involved in the rocket attacks.
Israeli cabinet minister Raif Eitan said he believed Palestinians in Lebanon, not Hezbollah, were behind the attack
Originally posted by JanusFIN
I think there is very great possibility to staged events now, maybe opposition in Hezbollah is behind this, maybe even Israel itself; They decide that campaign continues, but because world is watching, there is urgent need for another front now.
- West Bank was very silent yesterday, why?