By Amos Harel
This is the 1st entire account of the development of the second one Lebanese struggle, from the border abduction of an Israeli soldier at the morning of July 12, 2006, in the course of the hasty selection for an competitive reaction; the fateful discussions within the cupboard and the senior Israeli command; to the heavy combating in south Lebanon and the raging diplomatic battles in Paris, Washington and New York.
The e-book solutions the next questions: has Israel realized the proper classes from this failed military confrontation? What can Western international locations examine from the IDF's failure opposed to a fundamentalist Islamic terror organization? And what function did Iran and Syria play during this affair?
34 Days delivers the 1st blow-by-blow account of the Lebanon struggle and new insights for the way forward for the zone and its results at the West.
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Additional resources for 34 Days: Israel, Hezbollah, and the War in Lebanon
Barak saw the actual Denial 41 abduction as a tactical-operational failure on the part of the IDF, which did not warrant a “frenzied” Israeli response. Setting the region on fire would have resulted in renewed rocket attacks in the north of Israel. Moreover, the first few days after the soldiers’ abduction were filled with uncertainty regarding their fate. The prime minister feared that an irresponsible response would result in their deaths. The policies of restraint and containment, which were sharply criticized after the outbreak of the 2006 war, will be discussed later in this book.
But Nasrallah was never too bothered by the United Nations. At a Hezbollah rally on May 16, he said: “We did not intervene on this issue when talk begun of a withdrawal because our mission is to liberate the land. ” Nasrallah’s sentiments on the farms did not attract any particular attention in Israel. Others things the Hezbollah leader said at the end of the same month have been carved to a much greater degree into Israeli awareness. On May 26, two days after the last Israeli soldier left the soil of southern Lebanon, Hezbollah held a victory parade in the town of Bint-J’Bayel.
Control of the Taibe stronghold, located in the narrow part of the security zone, was critical to the continued control of the zone, and its transfer turned out to be a big mistake. The SLA managed to hold on to the post for a week; on Sunday, May 21, 2000, hundreds of Shiites set off from their villages to the north of the security zone to the village of Taibe. Surprised by the arrival of the civilians, the SLA troops simply fled. Thus Barak Promises 25 Hezbollah was able to take control of the first stronghold in the security zone without having to fire a single shot.
34 Days: Israel, Hezbollah, and the War in Lebanon by Amos Harel