Friday, August 28, 2009

"Hizbollah Attacked" in Border Village

According to the Israeli Defence Force’s Youtube channel, footage shot from a watchtower along the border with Lebanon on August 23rd-24th shows Hizbollah operatives being expelled from the village of Mirouahine by an angry crowd. Apparently, the group was attempting to store weapons and ammunition in houses in the village. The village was subsequently left in the hands of the Lebanese army.

The truth is that it’s difficult to see concrete evidence of any participants' identities on the video. If it is true however, then it is an interesting aberration from the norm. The border villages have been considered Hizbollah strongholds since Israel’s withdrawal in 2000, and the group is known for its uncompromising stance on maintaining discipline within its own fiefdom.

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