The Manhunt to save Lebanon from Hezbollah.
By, Uwe Paschen.
Lebanon is fighting back to regain control over its armed forces as well as its Government and Country.
Wile in the middle of an election campaign for this upcoming June 7th election, wish will give Lebanon a new Government and this with in a rather complicated electoral system in part due to the divide between Muslim, Christian and now Hezbollah as well, since their coup de force wish amended some changes to the redistribution of the electoral map.
This could lead to the Hezbollah gaining a majority wish would put the country under further strain since it has not yet forgotten the assassination of Rafic Hariri, on the 14th of February 2005.
Lebanon was once a country that was prosperous and stable, called the land of Milk and Honey.
This however changed with the creation of Israel wish forced hundreds of thousands of Palestinians out of their home land being expelled either by force or fleeing the war zone out of fear.
Lebanon took those refugees in, as did other countries. There are 400,000 officially registered Palestinian refugees in Lebanon today, wish equates to 10% of the total population in that country.
This has been draining the country ever since and causing a divide between the Christian, the Muslim and Hezbollah as well as the Palestinian refugees living with out a land nor home for now over 60 years.
The repeated attacks from Israel over the past two-generation have not helped nor has the Syrian occupation after the Civil war; wish caused a further divide and tensions that still need to be mended.
This election on June 7th is crucial in its self, however little hope there is for reuniting the country and mending its wounds.
Why the creation of a Palestinian State and the return of the occupied territories to the Palestinian is so crucial since it does not only mean to give justice and hope back to all Palestinian, it is essential for all countries sharing a border with Israel so they may finally be able to find peace and rebuild them self.
There is little hope for any one in the Middle East until Israel and its ally the US finally embrace reason and concede to the reality that Justice has to be granted to all in that part of the world.
Hezbollah can only be defeated and dismantled once it has no longer a reason to be; this would be valid for Hamas as well. Once Israel will concede to withdraw from the occupied territories and accept the existence of a free and sovereign Palestine as well as help rebuild Lebanon and Palestine, then and only then they may be hope for a lasting peace for all countries in the Middle East, including Israel.
Lebanon has in an effort to try to appease the anger against Israel and in order to take back control as well as trying to avoid that Hezbollah gains a majority in the upcoming election taken some drastic measures, such as charging 9 people with collaboration with Israel, trying to infiltrate the Lebanese Army out of 35 suspects.
Further security officials stated that an Egyptian as well as a Lebanese Citizen where arrested on Tuesday charged with Spying for Israel.
Others where charged with illegally entering Israel. The Lebanese Chief of Police Achraf Rifi, said: "We have not completed the mission. We have files that are still being prepared for arrests."
All arrested totalling now 100 have been accused of providing intelligence to Israel in regards to Hezbollah, which fought a 34-day war with Israel in 2006 that killed 1,200 people in Lebanon and 159 in Israel.
Rifi said as well that: "Most played central spying roles and confessed to falling into the snares of the Israeli enemy,"
Other suspects are still to be arrested and some of the suspects have fled across the border to Israel.
This manhunt just before the election may bring the Government the favour it seeks and keep the Hezbola from gaining a majority.
However, the main key for peace and unity in Lebanon is still missing as long as Palestine is not a sovereign and free state and as long as Israel has not conceded to return the occupied territories to Palestine.
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