‘Iran’s Strategic Goal in Lebanon Has Been Achieved’

Forty years after the Lebanon War, a top intelligence officer sheds light on the events and their aftermath, explaining why he believes Hezbollah now controls the state

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Amos Harel
Amos Harel
Amos Harel
Amos Harel

Forty years ago today, on June 3, 1982, Palestinian terrorists attempted to assassinate Israel’s ambassador to Britain, Shlomo Argov. He was seriously wounded in the shooting attack. Israel retaliated, a day later, with a heavy bombardment of Palestine Liberation Organization command posts in Lebanon, though shortly after the assassination attempt it was already becoming clear that the attack had been perpetrated by a members of Abu Nidal’s organization, which opposed PLO Chairman Yasser Arafat and actually operated out of Iraq. The Israeli bombings – with volleys of Katyushas launched at the Galilee in their wake – ended 10 months of quiet on the northern border, which had been achieved with American mediation the previous July.

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