Not by Choice - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Mr. Calculus
    • 27.08.12 | 05:55 (IDT)

    Hezbollah is part of the Lebanese Government not by the choice, but by threats from Hezbollah. Hezbollah holds Lebanon Hostage. If Israel attacks Hezbollah targets only, then the Lebanese will see it as a war between Hezbollah and Israel and will not interfere a lot. However if Israel starts targeting all of Lebanon then Hezbollah can use that as an excuse to build support from Christians and Sunnis in Lebanon and these in turn will start gathering support from nations that support them. This is why its a bad idea to look at Lebanon, in simple terms like this article suggests.In 2006 Israel bombed civilian targets like Rafiq Hariri Airport in Beirut (at the start of the war), this caused many Lebanese people to stand with Hezbollah during the war. Don't target civilian targets.

    from the article: Netanyahu: Israel will strike Lebanese state in case of Hezbollah provocation
    First published 08:22 27.08.12 | Last updated 08:22 27.08.12
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