|Monday, 18 September 2006|
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July 12th 2006
Once again, Lebanon embarks on a new wave of violence at the beginning of the tourism season. Yesterday Hezbollah elements attacked Israeli border patrol across the green line, killing eight soldiers and holding two others captives. This action triggered a massive Israeli reprisal. A military campaign by air, land and sea has left 31 Lebanese civilians killed, nine bridges destroyed, three runways at Beirut international airport bombed and rendered unusable.
The World Lebanese Cultural Union considers that the sovereignty of Lebanon has been violated by all parties involved. Hezbollah is getting its military and financial support from Iran while serving its regional political agenda and some local maneuvers dictated by Syria. On the other hand, Israel is missing the target by punishing the Lebanese people instead of the real instigators.
We reiterate our calls to the United Nations to enforce the implementation of the UNSC Resolution 1559 immediately, as we call upon all our chapters organizations around the world to intervene with the governments of the host countries to campaign with the World body for the said Resolution.
We urge all the Arab countries who have been enjoying peace and stability to spare Lebanon from a prolonged agony as it is trying to recover from the thirty-year war.This little country is no longer willing or able to carry the burden of all the Middle East problems while the others prosper and thrive.
Israel claims that Beirut airport served as a central hub for the transfer of weapons and supplies to Hezbollah. If this claim is true, the Lebanese Government might also face accountability before its own people and the World body.
The so-called “Lebanese resistance” must come to an end. The whole Lebanese population is suffering the consequences for the exclusive right of one faction to practice “resistance“. Our stability, economy and infrastructures are at steak, and above all the sovereignty of the land and the dignity of the people.
Anise Garabet George Abi Raad
World President World Secretary General