Without an Effective International Force - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Eli Wapniarski
    • 07.08.06 | 07:22 (IDT)

    Without an Effective International Force Israel will become much more radicalized. Disarm Hezbollah now or watch Israel swing steadily to the right. If the International Community is so concerned about Lebanese Sovereignty and the safety of Lebanese civilian population, the draft resolution should mandate the creation of that force within a given time frame or hand the job over to NATO. This time, there must be teeth to this or their will be more bloodshed or the next response from the IDF will make this one look like a walk in the park. Any of the more countries looking for a more polite resolution must realize that without the mandate of disarming Hezbollah, the fighting will not stop because Hezbollah has said as much. And without the cessation of rocket fire Israel will not be able to leave Lebanon. This plays into the hands of the terrorists that will continue use civilian deaths as a propaganda tool.

    from the article: ANALYSIS: Wider assault needed to head off war of attrition
    First published 00:00 07.08.06 | Last updated 00:00 07.08.06
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