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Tuesday, February 08, 2011

It's official: Ghajar withdrawal not happening

Remember how I told you a couple of months ago that Israel's unilateral withdrawal from Ghajar wasn't likely to happen? Well, it's official. It's not happening.
An Israeli official has said that a plan to withdraw from the Lebanese side of the occupied border village of Ghajar is now on hold due to recent changes in the region, including Lebanon.

"We don't want to give the Hizbullah government free gifts," the official in Jerusalem told Israel's Ynet news website, hinting that for the time being the plan to withdraw from the northern part of Ghajar has been frozen.

The Israeli security cabinet approved a plan to pull forces out from the Lebanese side of Ghajar around three months ago. Under the plan, Israeli troops were to withdraw from the area and leave it under UNIFIL's authority.

"The idea was to boost the moderates, not the extremists," the official said. "Today it's problematic to hand over Ghajar to the Hizbullah government. We are discussing the matter with the U.N. and UNIFIL. Back in December we couldn't have predicted the current instability and Hizbullah toppling the government."

"Nothing will happen before the Hariri report comes out," the Israeli official said in reference to the indictment that will eventually be made public by the Special Tribunal for Lebanon.
Nothing will happen after the Hariri report comes out either, because it's likely to precipitate a coup by Hezbullah. But then, that was foreseeable three months ago too.

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At 1:53 AM, Blogger Sunlight said...

Could someone make a map of that little area? In particular, what is on the south side of the south side of town? Because really, the thing to do in this interim time would be to talk to the people in the north half of the town and let them know that there is a big chance that their sector of the town will eventually be split off and put under Lebanon... and then let them give up title to their northern lot in exchange for being assisted in moving out beyond the southern boundary of the town (and assuming title to a lot there)... I'm just sure that the peaceniks will donate to ship over some of the FEMA Katrina pre-fab houses that weren't used in New Orleans... let's ask Brad Pitt (he probably knows where they have the houses stored) or some of those guys to finance it. You guys are doing an admirable job at working through each inch of border establishment and working with the residents of those areas.

At 3:44 AM, Blogger NormanF said...

Let's hope the Stupid Jews have learned a lesson about handing over strategically vital territory to a deadly enemy.

Its about time!

What could go wrong indeed


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