Saturday, July 29, 2006

More About Hizbullah Bullying in Southern Lebanon

Anton Efendi, the brilliant author of Across the Bay, an academic blog on Middle Eastern affairs with a focus on the Levant, has posted additional evidence of Hizbullah's intimidation tactics. The Efendi cites sources that suggest that Hizbullah executed 18 people suspected of spying for Israel and that the group is trying to get to Druze villages in order to stage attacks from them. Apparently, large numbers of Hizbullah troops have so far been unable to get to one key village, because the villagers are trying to prevent them from entering it. IDF bombing of the roads to the village have also made it more difficult for Hizbullah to move forces there. Hizbullah has so far punished one village by cutting off its electricity and water.

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