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2006 Israel-Lebanon conflict
(Arab-Israeli conflict, Israel-Lebanon conflict)

Smoke over Tyre after an Israeli bombardment
Date 12 July 200614 August 2006
Israeli blockade of Lebanon ended on 8 September 2006
Location Lebanon and northern Israel
Result Provisioned by UNSC Resolution 1701
Casus
belli
Zar'it-Shtula incident
Combatants
Hezbollah
Amal
LCP
PFLP
 Israel
Commanders
Hassan Nasrallah
(Secretary General of Hezbollah)
Imad Mughniyeh
(Commander of Hezbollah's armed wing)[1]
Dan Halutz (CoS)
Moshe Kaplinsky[8]
Udi Adam (Regional)
Strength
600-1,000 active fighters
3,000-10,000 reservists[2]
30,000 ground troops
(plus IAF & ISC)[9]
Casualties
Hezbollah militia:
Dead:
~250 (Hezbollah claim)[3]

≤500 (Lebanese officials' est.)[4]
~500 (UN official's est.)[5]
~600 (IDF est.)[6]
PFLP militia: Dead: 2
Amal militia: Dead: 1 Captured:
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Israeli Defense Forces:
Dead:

119[6]
Wounded:
400+
Captured:
2

Lebanese citizens:
1,035[6]-1,191 dead[10]
4,409 injured[10]

The Lebanese government claims that most of those killed were civilians,[11][12] but does not differentiate between civilians and combatants on death toll figures.[6]


Israeli civilians:
43 dead[13]
4,262 injured[14]

for other casualties, see: Casualties of the 2006 Israel-Lebanon conflict
Military operations of the 2006 Israel-Lebanon conflict
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The 2006 Israel-Lebanon conflict, known in Lebanon as the July War[15] and in Israel as the Second Lebanon War[16], was a military conflict in Lebanon and northern Israel. The principal parties were Hezbollah paramilitary forces and the Israeli military. The conflict started on 12 July 2006, and continued until a United Nations-brokered ceasefire went into effect on 14 August 2006, though it formally ended on 8 September 2006 when Israel lifted their naval blockade of Lebanon. There have been many casualties in the 2006 Israel-Lebanon conflict. ... See also: 2006 Israel-Lebanon conflict See also: Timeline of the 2006 Israel-Lebanon conflict This is intended to list information about the military operations related to the 2006 Israel-Lebanon conflict. ... 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The conflict began after Hezbollah fired Katyusha rockets and mortars at Israeli military positions and border villages, diverting attention from another Hezbollah unit that crossed the border, kidnapping two Israeli soldiers and killing three others.[17] Israeli troops attempted to rescue the abducted soldiers but were unsuccessful, losing five more in the attempt. Another five soldiers and five civilians were wounded in the attacks. Israel responded with massive airstrikes and artillery fire on targets in Lebanon,[18] which damaged Lebanese civilian infrastructure, including Rafik Hariri International Airport which Israel said Hezbollah used to import weapons,[17] an air and naval blockade,[19] and a ground invasion of southern Lebanon. Hezbollah then launched more rockets into northern Israel and engaged the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) in guerrilla warfare from hardened positions.[20] Katyusha multiple rocket launchers are a type of rocket artillery built and fielded by the Soviet Union beginning in the Second World War. ... US soldier loading a M224 60-mm mortar. ... Airstrike in Kosovo War An airstrike is a military strike by air forces on an enemy ground position, which depending on the selected tactics may or may not be followed up by artillery, armor, or infantry units. ... Artillery with Gabion fortification Cannons on display at Fort Point Continental Artillery crew from the American Revolution Firing of an 18-pound gun, Louis-Philippe Crepin, (1772 – 1851) A forge-welded Iron Cannon in Thanjavur, Tamil Nadu. ... Civilian infrastructure refers to hospitals, schools, places of worship, housings, utility facilities, or the like. ... Beirut International Airport is an airport located in Beirut, Lebanon. ... A blockade is any effort to prevent supplies, troops, information or aid from reaching an opposing force. ... The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) (Hebrew: ‎  , [Army] Force for the Defense of Israel), often abbreviated with the Hebrew acronym צהל Tsahal, alternative English spelling Tzahal, is the name of Israels military forces, comprising the Israeli Army, the Israeli Air Force and the Israeli Sea Corps. ... Look up guerrilla in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ...


The conflict killed over a thousand people, most of whom were Lebanese, severely damaged Lebanese infrastructure, displaced 700,000-915,000 Lebanese,[21][22][23] and 300,000-500,000 Israelis,[24][25][26] and disrupted normal life across all of Lebanon and northern Israel. Even after the ceasefire, much of Southern Lebanon remained uninhabitable due to unexploded cluster bombs. As of 1 December 2006, an estimated 200,000 Lebanese remained internally displaced or refugees.[10] Southern Lebanon is the geographical area of Lebanon composed of two Governates: the South Lebanon Governate and the Nabatiyeh Governate. ... Aftermath of an attack on residential area, Beirut. ... December 1 is the 335th (in leap years the 336th) day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ... Forced migration refers to the coerced movement of a person or persons away from their home or home region. ...


On 11 August 2006, the United Nations Security Council unanimously approved UN Resolution 1701 in an effort to end the hostilities. The resolution, which was approved by both Lebanese and Israeli governments the following days, called for disarmament of Hezbollah, for withdrawal of Israel from Lebanon, and for the deployment of Lebanese soldiers and an enlarged United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) force in southern Lebanon. The Lebanese army began deploying in southern Lebanon on 17 August 2006. The blockade was lifted on 8 September 2006.[27] On 1 October 2006, most Israeli troops withdrew from Lebanon, though the last of the troops continued to occupy the border-straddling village of Ghajar[28] until 3 December 2006.[29] In the time since the enactment of UNSCR 1701 both the Lebanese government and UNIFIL have stated that they will not disarm Hezbollah.[30][31][32] August 11 is the 223rd day of the year (224th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ... “UNSC” redirects here. ... United Nations Security Council Resolution 1701 is a resolution intended to resolve the 2006 Israel-Lebanon conflict. ... The military of the Republic of Lebanon is officially known as the Lebanese Armed Forces (LAF) (Arabic: القوات المسلحة اللبنانية ) and consists of three branches: The Lebanese Army The Lebanese Navy The Lebanese Air Force // The Lebanese Armed Forces primary missions include; defending Lebanon and its citizens against all aggression, confronting threats against... A Sisu XA-180 used by Swedish UNIFIL forces in Lebanon The United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon, or UNIFIL, was created by the United Nations, with the adoption of Security Council Resolution 425 and 426 on March 19, 1978, to confirm Israeli withdrawal from Lebanon, restore international peace and... August 17 is the 229th day of the year (230th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ... September 8 is the 251st day of the year (252nd in leap years). ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ... October 1 is the 274th day of the year (275th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ... Ghajar (or al-Ghajar) is an Alawite village on the Lebanese-Israeli border. ... December 3 is the 337th (in leap years the 338th) day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ...

Contents

Background

Main article: Israel-Lebanon conflict

Prior to the conflict, Lebanon had long failed to control militancy within its borders, and Israel had a history of using force in Lebanon in response to militant attacks. The Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) had committed cross-border attacks from southern Lebanon into Israel as far back as 1968, and the area became a significant base following the arrival of the PLO leadership and its Fatah brigade after their 1971 expulsion from Jordan. This situation exacerbated demographic tensions over the Lebanese National Pact which divided governmental powers among religious groups, leading in part to the Lebanese Civil War (1975-1990). Concurrently, Syria began a 29 year military occupation. Israel's 1978 invasion of Lebanon failed to stem the Palestinian attacks, but Israel invaded Lebanon again in 1982 and forcibly expelled the PLO.[33] Israel withdrew to a borderland buffer zone in southern Lebanon, held with the aid of proxy militants in the South Lebanon Army (SLA).[34] In 1985, a Lebanese Shi'a militia calling itself Hezbollah declared an armed struggle to end the Israeli occupation of Lebanese territory.[35] When the Lebanese civil war ended and other warring factions agreed to disarm, Hezbollah and the SLA refused. Combat with Hezbollah weakened Israeli resolve and led to a collapse of the SLA and an early Israeli withdrawal in 2000 to their side of the UN designated border. Citing Israeli control of the disputed Shebaa farms region and the incarceration of Lebanese prisoners in Israel, Hezbollah continued cross border attacks, and successfully used the tactic of capturing soldiers from Israel as leverage for a prisoner exchange in 2004,[36] though it also continues to call for Israel's destruction.[37] Combatants Lebanon, Hezbollah, PLO Israel, SLA Israel-Lebanon conflict describes a series of related military clashes involving Israel, Lebanon, and various non-state militias acting from within Lebanon. ... The Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) (Arabic: ‎;   or Munazzamat al-Tahrir al-Filastiniyyah) is a political and paramilitary organization regarded by the Arab League since October 1974 as the sole legitimate representative of the Palestinian people. ... 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Combatants Israel Phalange South Lebanon Army Amal PLO Syria Commanders Menachem Begin (Prime Minister) Ariel Sharon, (Ministry of Defence) Rafael Eitan, (CoS) Yasser Arafat Strength 76,000 37,000 Casualties 670 9,800 The 1982 Lebanon War (Hebrew: , Milkhemet Levanon, Milkhemet Levanon, Arabic: ‎), called by Israel the Operation Peace of... 1982 (MCMLXXXII) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Israeli Security Zone - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ... The South Lebanon Army (SLA), also South Lebanese Army, (Arabic: جيش لبنان الجنوبي; transliterated: Jaysh Lubnān al-JanÅ«biyy. ... 1985 (MCMLXXXV) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Shia Islam ( Arabic شيعى follower; English has traditionally used Shiite or Shiite) is the second largest Islamic denomination; some 20-25% of all Muslims are said to follow a Shia tradition. ... For other uses, see Hezbollah (disambiguation). ... 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Beginning of conflict

Main article: Zar'it-Shtula incident
See also: Timeline of the 2006 Israel-Lebanon conflict

At around 9:00 AM local time (06:00 UTC) on 12 July 2006, Hezbollah launched diversionary rocket attacks toward Israeli military positions near the coast and near the border village of Zar'it[38] as well as on the Israeli town of Shlomi and other villages.[39] At the same time, a Hezbollah ground contingent crossed the border into Israeli territory and attacked two Israeli armoured Humvees patrolling on the Israeli side of the Israel-Lebanon border, near Zar'it, killing three, injuring two, and capturing two Israeli soldiers (Ehud Goldwasser and Eldad Regev).[38][40] Five more Israeli soldiers were killed later on the Lebanese side of the border during an unsuccessful attempt to rescue the two kidnapped soldiers. Combatants Israel Hezbollah Casualties 8 killed 2 captured None reported The Zarit-Shtula incident (called Operation Truthful Promise by Hezbollah) was a cross-border attack committed by irregular Hezbollah forces on an Israeli military patrol on 12 July 2006 on Israeli territory. ... This is a timeline of events related to the 2006 Israel-Lebanon conflict. ... ... July 12 is the 193rd day (194th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 172 days remaining. ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ... Feints are maneuvers designed to distract or mislead. ... Zarit (Hebrew: ) is an Israeli Moshav in the Upper Galilee, near the Lebanese Border, within the boundaries of the Maale Yosef regional council. ... Shlomi is a development town in northern Israel. ... This article refers to the Military HMMWV, not the civilian Hummer sold by General Motors The M998 High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle (HMMWV or Humvee) is a military motor vehicle created by AM General. ... The Blue Line is a border demarcation between Lebanon and Israel, drawn by the United Nations for the purposes of determining whether Israel had withdrawn from Lebanon. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Eldad Regev. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Ehud Goldwasser. ...


Hezbollah named the attack "Operation Truthful Promise" after leader Hassan Nasrallah's public pledges over the prior year and a half to capture Israeli soldiers and swap them for convicted murderer Samir Kuntar, convicted spy Nasim Nisr, alleged terrorist Yahya Skaf whom Hezbollah claims was arrested in Israel (Israel denies this), and Ali Faratan, who is being held for reasons unknown.[41][42] Nasrallah claimed that Israel had broken a previous deal to release these prisoners, and since diplomacy had failed, violence was the only remaining option.[41] Nasrallah declared: "No military operation will return the Israeli captured soldiers…The prisoners will not be returned except through one way: indirect negotiations and a trade of prisoners."[43] Combatants Israel Hezbollah Casualties 8 killed 2 captured None reported The Zarit-Shtula incident (called Operation Truthful Promise by Hezbollah) was a cross-border attack committed by irregular Hezbollah forces on an Israeli military patrol on 12 July 2006 on Israeli territory. ... Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah (Arabic: ‎) (b. ... Samir Kuntar Samir Kuntar (Arabic: ‎, also transcribed Sameer, Kantar, Quntar, Qantar) (born July 20, 1962 in Aabey, Lebanon), is a Lebanese Druze who belonged to the Palestine Liberation Front (PLF), a pro-Iraqi organisation led by Abu Abbas. ... Nasim Nisr, also spelled Nissim Nasser, was born in Lebanon to a Jewish mother and a Muslim father, and is an Israeli citizen. ... Yahya Skaf, also spelled Yehia Skaff, from the Akkar district of Lebanon, is a person claimed to have been arrested by Israel on 11 March 1978 for participation in the Coastal Road massacre. ... Ali Faratan is a Lebanese fisherman claimed by Lebanese Hezbollah MP Nawar al-Sahili to be held, for an unexplained reason, in Israel. ...


Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert described the capture of the soldiers as an "act of war" by the sovereign country of Lebanon,[44][45] stating that "Lebanon will bear the consequences of its actions"[46] and promising a "very painful and far-reaching response."[47] Israel blamed the Lebanese government for the raid, as it was carried out from Lebanese territory and Hezbollah had two ministers serving in the Lebanese cabinet at that time.[48] In response, Lebanese Prime Minister Fouad Siniora denied any knowledge of the raid and stated that he did not condone it.[49][50] An emergency meeting of the Lebanese government reaffirmed this position.[51] The Prime Minister of Israel (Hebrew: ראש הממשלה, Rosh HaMemshala, lit. ... It has been suggested that Aliza Olmert be merged into this article or section. ... This page lists prime ministers of Lebanon. ... Fouad Siniora (alternative spellings: Fouad Sanyoura, Fuad Siniora, Fouad Saniora, Fouad Seniora) (Arabic: ‎, Fuād As-Sanyūrah) is the Prime Minister of Lebanon, a position he assumed on 19 July 2005, succeeding Najib Mikati. ...


The Israel Defense Forces attacked targets within Lebanon with artillery and airstrikes hours before the Israeli Cabinet met to discuss a response. Later that day, the Cabinet did decide to authorize the Prime Minister, the Defense Minister and their deputies to pursue the plan which they had proposed for action within Lebanon. The decision also emphasized Prime Minister Olmert's demand that the Israeli Defense Force avoid civilian casualties whenever possible.[52] Israel's chief of staff Dan Halutz said, "if the soldiers are not returned, we will turn Lebanon's clock back 20 years," while the head of Israel's Northern Command Udi Adam said, "this affair is between Israel and the state of Lebanon. Where to attack? Once it is inside Lebanon, everything is legitimate -- not just southern Lebanon, not just the line of Hezbollah posts." CNN reported that the Israeli Cabinet authorized "severe and harsh" retaliation on Lebanon.[53] A retired Israeli Army Colonel explained that the rationale behind the attack was to create a rift between the Lebanese population and Hezbollah supporters by exacting a heavy price from the elite in Beirut.[54] The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) (Hebrew: ‎  , [Army] Force for the Defense of Israel), often abbreviated with the Hebrew acronym צהל Tsahal, alternative English spelling Tzahal, is the name of Israels military forces, comprising the Israeli Army, the Israeli Air Force and the Israeli Sea Corps. ... The Cabinet of Israel is a formal body comprised of government officials chosen and led by a Prime Minister. ... Insignia of the Rav Aluf The Ramatkal (Hebrew: רמטכל, abbr. ... General Dan Halutz (Hebrew: ) (born 1948 in Hagor to an Iranian-Jewish family) is an Israeli Air Force Lt. ... Maj. ... For other uses, see Hezbollah (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Beirut (disambiguation). ...


On July 16, the Israeli Cabinet released a communique explaining that, in spite of the fact that it engaged in military operations within Lebanon, its war was not against the Lebanese government. The communique stated: "Israel is not fighting Lebanon but the terrorist element there, led by Nasrallah and his cohorts, who have made Lebanon a hostage and created Syrian- and Iranian-sponsored terrorist enclaves of murder."[55] July 16 is the 197th day (198th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 168 days remaining. ... The Cabinet of Israel is a formal body comprised of government officials chosen and led by a Prime Minister. ...


When asked in August about the proportionality of the response, Prime Minister Olmert stated that the "war started not only by killing eight Israeli soldiers and abducting two but by shooting Katyusha and other rockets on the northern cities of Israel on that same morning. Indiscriminately." He added "no country in Europe would have responded in such a restrained manner as Israel did."[56]


Israeli action

Main article: Military operations of the 2006 Israel-Lebanon conflict
See also: Timeline of Military Operations in the 2006 Israel-Lebanon conflict and Attacks on United Nations personnel during the 2006 Israel-Lebanon conflict

During the campaign Israel's Air Force flew more than 12,000 combat missions, its Navy fired 2,500 shells, and its Army fired over 100,000 shells.[57] Large parts of the Lebanese civilian infrastructure were destroyed, including 400 miles of roads, 73 bridges, and 31 other targets such as Beirut International Airport, ports, water and sewage treatment plants, electrical facilities, 25 fuel stations, 900 commercial structures, up to 350 schools and two hospitals, and 15,000 homes. Some 130,000 more homes were damaged.[58][59][60][61] See also: 2006 Israel-Lebanon conflict See also: Timeline of the 2006 Israel-Lebanon conflict This is intended to list information about the military operations related to the 2006 Israel-Lebanon conflict. ... This is a timeline of Military operations of the 2006 Israel-Lebanon conflict. ... Aftermath of IDF airstrike on UN patrol base Khiam, Lebanon, 2006. ... Official shield of the IAF The Israeli Air Force (IAF; Hebrew: זרוע האויר והחלל, Zroa HaAvir VeHaḤalal, Air and Space Division) is the air force of the Israel Defense Forces. ... Main operational areas of the Israeli Sea Corps as seen from Space Shuttle STS-40: Mediterranean Sea (north), Gulf of Aqaba (east), Red Sea (south), and Gulf of Suez (west). ... The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) (Hebrew: צבא ההגנה לישראל Tsva Ha-Haganah Le-Yisrael ([Army] Force [for] the Defense of Israel), often abbreviated צהל Tsahal, alternative English spelling Tzahal, is the name of Israels armed forces... Terminal Overview Beirut International Airport is an airport located in Beirut, Lebanon. ...


Israeli Defense Minister Amir Peretz ordered commanders to prepare civil defense plans. One million Israelis had to stay near or in bomb shelters or security rooms, with some 250,000 civilians evacuating the north and relocating to other areas of the country.[62] Defense Ministers of Israel, 1948-present Categories: | | ... Amir Peretz, MK, Chairman of the Israel Labour Party Amir Peretz (Hebrew: עמיר פרץ; Arabic: عمير بيريتس; born March 9, 1952) is an Israeli politician and Defense Minister of Israel. ...

Areas in Lebanon targeted by Israeli bombing, 12 July to 13 August 2006.
Areas in Lebanon targeted by Israeli bombing, 12 July to 13 August 2006.

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Timeline

  • Early on 13 July 2006 Israel began attacks on civilian targets with the bombing of Beirut International Airport, forcing its closure and diversion of incoming flights to Cyprus.[63] Israel subsequently imposed an air and sea blockade on Lebanon, and bombed the main Beirut – Damascus highway.[63]
  • On 14 July 2006 the IDF bombed Nasrallah's offices in Beirut.[64]Nasrallah addressed Israel, saying “You wanted an open war, and we are heading for an open war. We are ready for it.”[65]
  • On 23 July 2006 Israeli land forces crossed into Lebanon in the Maroun al-Ras area, which overlooks several other locations said to have been used as launch sites for Hezbollah rockets.[66]
  • On 25 July 2006 IDF engaged Hezbollah forces in the Battle of Bint Jbeil.
  • On 26 July 2006 Israeli forces attacked and destroyed an UN observer post.[67] Described as a nondeliberate attack by Israel, the post was shelled for hours before being bombed. UN forces made repeated calls[68] to alert Israeli forces of the danger to the UN observers, all four of whom were killed. Rescuers were shelled as they attempted to reach the post. According to an e-mail sent earlier by one of the UN observers killed in the attack, there had been numerous occasions on a daily basis where the post had come under fire from both Israeli artillery and bombing. The UN observer reportedly wrote that previous Israeli bombing near the post had not been deliberate targeting, but rather due to "tactical necessity," military jargon which retired Canadian Major General Lewis MacKenzie later interpreted as indicating that Israeli strikes were aimed at Hezbollah targets extremely close to the post.
Satellite photographs of the Haret Hreik a Hezbollah dominated neighborhood [Dahieh district] of southern Beirut, Lebanon, before and after 22 July 2006. The neighborhood is home to Hezbollah's headquarters. See also high resolution photographs before and after.
  • On 27 July 2006 Hezbollah ambushed the Israeli forces in Bint Jbeil and killed eight soldiers. Israel said it also inflicted heavy losses on Hezbollah.[69]
  • On 28 July 2006 Israeli paratroopers killed 26 of Hezbollah's commando elite in Bint Jbeil. In total, the IDF claimed that 80 fighters were killed in the battles at Bint Jbeil.[70]
  • On 30 July 2006 Israeli airstrikes hit an apartment building in Qana, killing at least 28 civilians, of which 16 were children, with 13 more missing.[71] The airstrike was widely condemned.
  • On 31 July 2006 the Israeli military and Hezbollah forces engaged Hezbollah in the Battle of Ayta ash-Shab.
  • On 1 August 2006 Israeli commandos launched Operation Sharp and Smooth and landed in Baalbek and captured five civilians including one bearing the same name as Hezbollah's leader, "Hassan Nasrallah". All of the civilians were released after the ceasefire.[72] Troops landed near Dar al-Himkeh hospital west of Baalbeck as part of a widescale operation in the area.
  • On 4 August 2006 the IAF attacked a building in the area of al-Qaa around 10 kilometers (six miles) from Hermel in the Bekaa Valley, Lebanon. Thirty-three farm workers, mostly Syrian and Lebanese Kurds, were killed during the airstrike.
  • On 5 August 2006 Israeli commandos carried out a nighttime raid in Tyre.
  • On 7 August 2006 the IAF attacked the Shiyyah suburb in the Lebanese capital of Beirut, destroying three apartment buildings in the suburb, killing at least 50 people.
  • On 11 August 2006 the IAF attacked a convoy of approximately 750 vehicles containing Lebanese police, army, civilians, and one Associated Press journalist, killing at least seven people and wounding at least 36.
  • On 12 August 2006 the IDF established its hold in South Lebanon. Over the weekend Israeli forces in southern Lebanon nearly tripled in size.[73] and were ordered to advance towards the Litani River.[74]
  • On 14 August 2006 the Israeli Air Force reported that they had killed the head of Hezbollah’s Special Forces, whom they identified as Sajed Dewayer, while Hezbollah denied this claim.[75] 80 minutes before the cessation of hostilities, the IDF targeted a Palestinian faction in the Ain al-Hilweh refugee camp in Sidon, killing a UNRWA staff member. Two refugees had been killed in an attack on this camp six days prior to the incident.[76]

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Hezbollah action

Main article: Military operations of the 2006 Israel-Lebanon conflict
See also: Timeline of Military Operations in the 2006 Israel-Lebanon conflict
Map showing some of the Israeli localities attacked by rockets fired from Lebanese soil as of Monday 7 August.
Map showing some of the Israeli localities attacked by rockets fired from Lebanese soil as of Monday 7 August.

During the campaign Hezbollah fired between 3,970 and 4,228 rockets. About 95% of these were 122 mm (4.8 in) Katyusha artillery rockets, which carried warheads up to 30 kg (66 lb) and had a range of up to 30 km (19 mi).[62][77] An estimated 23% of these rockets hit built-up areas, primarily civilian in nature.[78][62][57] Cities hit included Haifa, Hadera, Nazareth, Tiberias, Nahariya, Safed, Afula, Kiryat Shmona, Beit She'an, Karmiel, and Maalot, and dozens of Kibbutzim, Moshavim, and Druze and Arab villages, as well as the northern West Bank.[79][80][81] Hezbollah also engaged in guerrilla warfare with the IDF, attacking from well-fortified positions. These attacks by small, well-armed units caused serious problems for the IDF, especially through the use hundreds of sophisticated Russian-made anti-tank guided missiles (ATGMs). Hezbollah destroyed 14 Israeli Merkava main battle tanks and damaged 50. Six tanks were destroyed by anti-tank mines. 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After the initial Israeli response, Hezbollah declared an all-out military alert. Hezbollah was estimated to have 13,000 missiles at the beginning of the conflict.[82] Israeli newspaper Haaretz described Hezbollah as a trained, skilled, well-organized, and highly motivated infantry that was equipped with the cream of modern weaponry from the arsenals of Syria, Iran, Russia, and China.[83] Lebanese satellite TV station Al-Manar reported that the attacks had included a Fajr-3 and a Ra'ad 1, both liquid-fuel missiles developed by Iran.[84][85][86] Haaretz (Hebrew: (help· info), The Land) is an Israeli newspaper, founded in 1919. ... Al-Manar (المنــــار; Arabic for The Beacon) is a satellite and terrestrial television station based in Beirut, Lebanon [1]. Al-Manar was launched by Hezbollah in 1991 [2] with funding from Iran [3]. Al-Manar calls itself the station of resistance (qanat al-muqawama), and is instrumental in what Hezbollah calls... Fajr-3 Artillery Launcher The Fajr-3 Artillery Rocket is an Iranian multiple-launch artillery rocket, a third-generation Katyusha rocket. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...


Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah defended the attacks, saying that Hezbollah had "started to act calmly, we focused on Israel[i] military bases and we didn’t attack any settlement, however, since the first day, the enemy attacked Lebanese towns and murdered civilians — Hezbollah militants had destroyed military bases, while the Israelis killed civilians and targeted Lebanon's infrastructure."[87] Hezbollah apologized for shedding Muslim blood, and called on the Arabs of the Israeli city of Haifa to flee.[88] This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ...

A Haifa street following rocket attack 17 July 2006
A Haifa street following rocket attack 17 July 2006

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Timeline

  • On 13 July 2006 in response to Israel's retaliatory attacks in which civilians were killed, Hezbollah launched rockets at Haifa for the first time, hitting a cable car station along with a few other buildings.
  • On 14 July 2006 Hezbollah attacked the INS Hanit, an Israeli Sa'ar 5-class missile boat enforcing the naval blockade, with a what was believed to be a radar guided C-802 anti-ship missile. 4 sailors were killed and the warship was severely damaged and towed back to port.
  • On 17 July 2006 Hezbollah hit a railroad repair depot, killing eight workers. Hezbollah claimed that this attack was aimed at a large Israeli fuel storage plant adjacent to the railway facility. Haifa is home to many strategically valuable facilities such as shipyards and oil refineries.[89][90]
  • On 18 July 2006 Hezbollah hit a hospital in Safed in northern Galilee, wounding eight.[91]
  • On 27 July 2006 Hezbollah ambushed the Israeli forces in Bint Jbeil and killed eight soldiers. Israel said it also inflicted heavy losses on Hezbollah.[69]
  • On 3 August 2006 Nasrallah warned Israel against hitting Beirut and promised retaliation against Tel Aviv in this case.[92] He also stated that Hezbollah would stop its rocket campaign if Israel ceased aerial and artillery strikes of Lebanese towns and villages.[93]
  • On 4 August 2006 Israel targeted the southern outskirts of Beirut, and later in the day, Hezbollah launched rockets at the Hadera region.[94]
  • On 9 August 2006 nine Israeli soldiers were killed when the building they were taking cover in was struck by a Hezbollah anti-tank missile and collapsed.
  • On 12 August 2006 24 Israeli soldiers were killed; the worst Israeli loss in a single day. Out of those 24, five soldiers were killed when Hezbollah shot down an Israeli helicopter, a first for the militia.[95] Hezbollah claimed the helicopter had been attacked with a Wa'ad missile.[96]

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Position of Lebanon

Main article: Position of Lebanon in the 2006 Israel-Lebanon conflict
See also: Siniora Plan and Foreign relations of Lebanon

While Israel initially held the Lebanese government responsible for the Hezbollah attacks due to Lebanon's failure to implement Resolution 1559 and disarm Hezbollah, Lebanon disavowed the raids, stating that the government of Lebanon did not condone them, and that Israel had its own history of disregarding inconvenient UN resolutions.[50] The flag of Lebanon. ... now. ... The foreign policy of Lebanon reflects its geographic location, the composition of its population, and its reliance on commerce and trade. ... United Nations Security Council Resolution 1559 was a resolution adopted by the United Nations Security Council on September 2, 2004. ...


Although Israel never declared war on Lebanon,[97][98] and only attacked Lebanese governmental institutions which it suspected of being used by Hezbollah,[99] the Lebanese government played a crucial role in shaping the conflict. On July 14, 2006, the Prime Minister's office issued a statement that called on U.S. President George W. Bush to exert all his efforts on Israel to stop its attacks in Lebanon and reach a comprehensive ceasefire.[100] In a televised speech the next day, Siniora called for "an immediate ceasefire backed by the United Nations".[101] A U.S.-France draft resolution that was influenced by the Lebanese Siniora Plan and which contained provisions for Israeli withdrawal, military actions, and mutual prisoner release was rejected as inadequate. Many Lebanese accused the U.S. government of stalling the ceasefire resolution and support of Israel. In a poll conducted two weeks into the conflict, 8% of the respondents felt that the U.S. would support Lebanon, while 87% supported Hezbollah's fight against Israel.[102] After the attack on Qana, Siniora snubbed U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice by cancelling a meeting with her and thanked Hezbollah for its "sacrifices for the independence and sovereignty of Lebanon."[103] On 7 August 2006 the 7-point plan was extended to include the deployment of 15,000 Lebanese Army troops to fill the void between an Israeli withdrawal and UNIFIL deployment. July 14 is the 195th day (196th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 170 days remaining. ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ... George Walker Bush (born July 6, 1946) is the 43rd and current President of the United States, inaugurated on January 20, 2001. ... now. ... The 2006 Qana airstrike was an attack by the Israel Air Force (IAF) on a building in the small community of al-Khuraybah near the South Lebanese village of Qana on July 30, 2006, during the 2006 Israel-Lebanon conflict. ... In several countries, Secretary of State is a senior government position. ... Condoleezza Rice (born November 14, 1954) is the 66th United States Secretary of State, and the second in the administration of President George W. Bush to hold the office. ... August 7 is the 219th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (220th in leap years), with 146 days remaining. ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ...


During Israel's raid on Tyre, the Lebanese Army reportedly fired surface-to-air missiles at Israeli helicopters, which returned fire and destroyed a Lebanese M113 Armored Personnel Carrier.[104] Combatants Israel Hezbollah Casualties 8 wounded (according to IDF) 7 dead (+1 Lebanese soldier) A nighttime Israeli Defense Forces frogmen, Shayetet 13 raid on Tyre, South Lebanon, on August 5, 2006 targeted the Hezbollah cell responsible for the rocket attack on Hadera the day before. ... Akash Missile Firing French Air Force Crotale battery Bendix Rim-8 Talos surface to air missile of the US Navy A surface-to-air missile (SAM) is a missile designed to be launched from the ground to destroy aircraft. ... The M113 is an armored personnel carrier family of vehicles in use with the US military and many other nations. ...


Allegations of war crimes

Various agencies, including Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch, have accused both Israel and Hezbollah of violations of international humanitarian law and war crimes during the conflict.[105] These allegations included intentional attacks on civilian populations or infrastructure, disproportiate or indiscriminate attacks, the use of human shields, and the use of illegal weapons. Amnesty International (commonly known as Amnesty or AI) is a non-governmental organization (NGO) comprising a worldwide movement of people who campaign for internationally recognized human rights.[1] Founded in the UK in 1961, AI compares actual practices of human rights with internationally accepted standards and demands compliance where these... Human Rights Watch Banner Human Rights Watch is a United States-based international non-government organization that conducts research and advocacy on human rights. ... International Humanitarian Law (IHL), also known as the law of war, the laws and customs of war or the law of armed conflict, is the legal corpus comprised of the Geneva Conventions and the Hague Regulations, as well as subsequent treaties, case law, and customary international law. ... In the context of war, a war crime is a punishable offense under International Law, for violations of the laws of war by any person or persons, military or civilian. ... In times of armed conflict a civilian is any person who is not a combatant. ... Within law, the principle of proportionality is used to describe the idea that the punishment of a certain crime should be in proportion to the severity of the crime itself. ... Human shield is a military and political term describing the presence of civilians in or around combat targets to deter an enemy from attacking those targets. ...


Intentional attacks on civilians

Main article: Targeting of civilian areas in the 2006 Israel-Lebanon conflict
Mass graves for civilians following Israeli airstrikes in Tyre, Lebanon, 21 July 2006. The half-length coffins are for children. Lebanese sources said one third of the Lebanese civilian casualties of the war were children under 13 years of age.

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Amnesty International condemned both Hezbollah and Israel for attacks on civilians.[citation needed] Human Rights Watch condemned the indiscriminate use of force against civilians by both Israel and Hezbollah.[citation needed] They blamed Israel for systematically failing to distinguish between combatants and civilians, which may constitute a war crime, and accused Hezbollah of committing war crimes by the deliberate and indiscriminate killing of civilians by firing rockets into populated areas.[citation needed]


On 24 July 2006, U.N. humanitarian chief Jan Egeland said Israel's response violated international humanitarian law, but also criticized Hezbollah for knowingly putting civilians in harm's way by "cowardly blending...among women and children".[106] During the war, Israeli jets distributed leaflets calling on civilian residents to evacuate or move north.[107] July 24 is the 205th day (206th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 160 days remaining. ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ... Jan Egeland (born 1957) is the United Nations Undersecretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator. ...


In response to some of this criticism, Israel has stated that it did, wherever possible, attempt to distinguish between protected persons and combatants, but that due to Hezbollah militants being in civilian clothing (thus committing the war crime of perfidy)[citation needed] this was not always possible.[citation needed] This article belongs in one or more categories. ...


Intentional attacks on civilian objects

Direct attacks on civilian objects are prohibited under international humanitarian law.[108] The United Nations Development Program (UNDP) initially estimated about 35,000 homes and businesses in Lebanon were destroyed by Israel in the conflict, while a quarter of the country's road bridges or overpasses were damaged. Jean Fabre, a UNDP spokesman, estimated that overall economic losses for Lebanon from the month-long conflict between Israel and Hezbollah totaled "at least $15 billion, if not more."[109] Before and throughout the war, Hezbollah launched over 4000 unguided rockets against Israeli population centers, seeking to terrorize the Israeli population. Whereas Israel conducts pre-bombing assessments to minimize collateral damage, Hezbollah did not. [9] The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is the largest multilateral source of grant technical assistance in the world. ...


Amnesty International published a report stating that "the widespread destruction of apartments, houses, electricity and water services, roads, bridges, factories and ports, in addition to several statements by Israeli officials, suggests a policy of punishing both the Lebanese government and the civilian population," and called for an international investigation of violations of international humanitarian law by both sides in the conflict.[108]


Israel defends itself from such allegations on the grounds that Hezbollah's use of roads and bridges for military purposes made them legitimate targets.[108] However, Amnesty International stated that "the military advantage anticipated from destroying [civilian infrastructure] must be measured against the likely effect on civilians."[108]


Use of human shields

Israeli officials accused Hezbollah of intentionally using the civilian population as human shields, and several reports have alleged that Hezbollah fired rockets from residential areas to draw Israeli fire on those areas, which maximised civilian casualties.[110][111] Camera footage from orbiting Unmanned Aerial Vehicles have demonstrated Hezbollah used Lebanese civilian houses as rocket launching cover. [10] Moreover, the IDF said that Hezbollah had blocked village exits to prevent residents from leaving the warzone.[112] The Association for Civil Rights in Israel points to Israeli attacks on roads, bridges and vehicles transporting refugees as preventing civilian evacuation.[113] Human shield is a military and political term describing the presence of civilians in or around combat targets to deter an enemy from attacking those targets. ... The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) (Hebrew: צבא ההגנה לישראל Tsva Ha-Haganah Le-Yisrael ([Army] Force [for] the Defense of Israel), often abbreviated צהל Tsahal, alternative English spelling Tzahal, is the name of Israels armed forces... The Association for Civil Rights in Israel (Hebrew: האגודה לזכויות האזרח) was created as an independent non-partisan organization to protect human rights and civil rights in Israel and the territories under its control. ...


Use of illegal weapons

A car in Haifa following rocket attack on 17 July 2006 showing result of anti-personnel shrapnel. Such attacks killed 43 Israeli civilians and injured 4,262 others.
A car in Haifa following rocket attack on 17 July 2006 showing result of anti-personnel shrapnel. Such attacks killed 43 Israeli civilians and injured 4,262 others.

Human Rights Watch strongly criticized Hezbollah and Israel for using cluster bombs too close to civilians because of their inaccuracy and unreliability, suggesting that they may have gone as far as deliberately targeting civilian areas with such munitions.[114][115] Hezbollah was also criticized by Human Rights Watch for filling its rockets with ball bearings, which "suggests a desire to maximize harm to civilians";[116][117][118] the U.N has criticised Israel for its use of cluster munitions and disproportionate attacks.[105] Image File history File linksMetadata Haifa_car_damaged_by_shrapnel_July_17_2006. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Haifa_car_damaged_by_shrapnel_July_17_2006. ... hellotyle=float:right; |- | |- | |} July 17 is the 198th day (199th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar, with 167 days remaining. ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ... A US B-1 Lancer releasing its payload of cluster bombs Cluster munitions are air-dropped or ground launched shells that eject multiple small submunitions (bomblets) and that primarily hit civilians. ... A 4 point contact ball bearing A ball bearing is a common type of rolling-element bearing, a kind of bearing. ...


Amnesty International alleged that the IDF used white phosphorus shells in Lebanon.[119][120] Israel later admitted to the use of white phosphorus, but stated that it only used the incendiary against militants.[121] However, several foreign media outlets reported Lebanese civilians with burns characteristic of white phosphorus attacks during the conflict.[121] White phosphorus is a common allotrope of the chemical element phosphorus which has found extensive military application as an incendiary agent,[1] smoke-screening agent, and as an antipersonnel flame compound capable of causing serious burns. ...


Casualties

Main article: Casualties of the 2006 Israel-Lebanon conflict

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Hezbollah

Hezbollah casualty figures are difficult to ascertain, with claims and estimates by different groups and individuals ranging from 250 to 1,000. Hezbollah's leadership claims that 250 of their fighters were killed in the conflict,[3] while Israel estimated that its forces had killed 600 Hezbollah fighters.[3][6] In addition, Israel claimed to have the names of 532 dead Hezbollah fighters.[122] A UN official estimated that 500 Hezbollah fighters had been killed,[5] and Lebanese government officials estimated that up to 500 had been killed.[4] A Stratfor report cited "sources in Lebanon" as estimating the Hezbollah death toll at "more than 700... with many more to go",[123] while British military historian John Keegan estimated the figure could be up to 1,000.[124] Strategic Forecasting, Inc. ... Sir John Keegan (born 1934) is an English military historian. ...


Lebanese civilians

The Lebanese civilian death toll is difficult to pinpoint as most published figures do not distinguish between civilians and militants, including those released by the Lebanese government.[6] In addition, Hezbollah fighters can be difficult to identify as many do not wear military uniforms.[6] However, it has been widely reported that the majority of the Lebanese killed were civilians, and UNICEF estimated that 30% of those killed were children under the age of 13.[125] UNICEF Logo The United Nations Childrens Fund or UNICEF (Arabic: ; French: ; Spanish: ) was established by the United Nations General Assembly on December 11, 1946. ...


The Lebanese top police office and the Lebanon Ministry of Health, citing hospitals, death certificates, local authorities, and eye witnesses, put the death toll at 1,123 – 37 soldiers and police officers, 894 identified victims, and 192 unidentified ones.[6] The Lebanon Higher Relief Council (HRC) put the Lebanese death toll at 1,191,[126] citing the health ministry and police, as well as other state agencies.[6] Human Rights Watch, based on its own investigation, estimated the tally of the dead at 1,119, including civilians, military personnel and militants,[6] while the Associated Press estimated the figure at 1,035.[6] The L.A. Times wrote that "at least 800 Lebanese" had died during fighting.[127] It is widely cited that treatment for shock and anxiety were not taken into account when considering Lebanese civilian harm.[citation needed] Human Rights Watch Banner Human Rights Watch is a United States-based international non-government organization that conducts research and advocacy on human rights. ... The Associated Press, or AP, is an American news agency, the worlds largest such organization. ... The Los Angeles Times (also L.A. Times) is a daily newspaper published in Los Angeles, California and distributed throughout the Western United States. ...


The Lebanon Higher Relief Council estimated the number of Lebanese injured to be 4,409.[126]


The death toll estimates do not include Lebanese killed since the end of fighting by land mines or unexploded Israeli cluster bombs.[6] According to the National Demining Office, 27 people have been killed and 167 wounded in such blasts.[6]


Israel Defense Forces

Figures for the Israel Defense Forces troops killed range from 116[13] to 120.[6] The Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs gives two different figures – 117[14] and 119[128] – the latter of which contains two IDF fatalities that occurred after the ceasefire went into effect. The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) (Hebrew: ‎  , [Army] Force for the Defense of Israel), often abbreviated with the Hebrew acronym צהל Tsahal, alternative English spelling Tzahal, is the name of Israels military forces, comprising the Israeli Army, the Israeli Air Force and the Israeli Sea Corps. ...


Israeli civilians

Hezbollah rockets killed 43 Israeli civilians during the conflict,[13] including four who died of heart attacks during rocket attacks.[128] In addition, 4,262 civilians were injured – 33 seriously, 68 moderately, 1,388 lightly, and 2,773 were treated for shock and anxiety.[14] This article includes a list of works cited but its sources remain unclear because it lacks in-text citations. ...


Environmental damage

See also: Jiyeh power station oil spill
Image from space, Jiyyeh oil slick in darkest blue; picture centered on Beirut. August 10, 2006
Image from space, Jiyyeh oil slick in darkest blue; picture centered on Beirut. August 10, 2006
A forest fire in Israel caused by Hezbollah rockets in mid July.

On 13 July 2006, and again on 15 July 2006, the Israeli Air Force bombed the Jiyeh power station, 30 km (19 mi) south of Beirut, resulting in the largest ever oil spill in the Mediterranean Sea.[129] The plant's damaged storage tanks leaked an estimated 12,000 to 15,000 tonnes (more than 4 million gallons) of oil into the eastern Mediterranean.[129][130] A 10 km (6 mi) wide oil slick covered 170 km (105 statute miles) of coastline,[131][132] and threatened Turkey and Cyprus. The slick killed fish including the northern bluefin tuna, a species already nearing extinction in the Mediterranean, and threatened the habitat of the endangered green sea turtle.[133] It also potentially increased the risk of cancer in humans. An additional 25,000 tons of oil burned at the power station, creating a "toxic cloud" that rained oil downwind.[129] The Lebanese government estimated the time necessary for a complete recovery to be 10 years. The UN estimated the cost for the initial clean-up at $64m.[134] Nasa image of spill, taken August 10, 2006. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (3000x4000, 3243 KB) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Jiyeh power station oil spill 2006 Israel-Lebanon conflict Metadata This file contains additional information, probably added from... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (3000x4000, 3243 KB) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Jiyeh power station oil spill 2006 Israel-Lebanon conflict Metadata This file contains additional information, probably added from... Image File history File links Israeli_Forest_Fire_(2006). ... Image File history File links Israeli_Forest_Fire_(2006). ... July 13 is the 194th day (195th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 171 days remaining. ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ... July 15 is the 196th day (197th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 169 days remaining. ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ... Nasa image of spill, taken August 10, 2006. ... Composite satellite image of the Mediterranean Sea. ... Binomial name Thunnus thynnus Linnaeus, 1758 The northern bluefin tuna (Thunnus thynnus) is a species of tuna fish, living in both the Western and the Eastern Atlantic Ocean and extending into the Mediterranean Sea and the Black Sea. ...


Hezbollah rocket attacks caused numerous forest fires inside northern Israel, particularly on the Naftali mountain range near Kiryat Shmona.[135] As of 8 August as many as 9,000 acres, including 3,000 acres of Israel’s few forests, were damaged by fires caused by Hezbollah rockets, and at least one forest lost nearly 75% of its trees.[136] The Jewish National Fund estimated that it would take 50 to 60 years to rehabilitate the forests.[137] Qiryat Shemona (קרית שמונה; unofficially also spelled Kiryat Shmona) is a city in the North District in Israel. ... August 8 is the 220th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (221st in leap years), with 145 days remaining. ... An acre is the name of a unit of area in a number of different systems, including Imperial units and United States customary units. ... The JNF logo found on all JNF charity boxes. ...


International action and reaction

A Lebanese protest in Sydney
A Lebanese protest in Sydney
Main article: International reactions to the 2006 Israel-Lebanon conflict
See also: Military and economic aid in the 2006 Israel-Lebanon conflict
See also: Humanitarian and economic aid in the 2006 Israel-Lebanon conflict

The conflict engendered worldwide concerns over infrastructure damage and the risks of escalation of the crisis, as well as mixed support and criticism of both Hezbollah and Israel.[138] Governments of the United States,[139] United Kingdom, Germany[140]Australia, and Canada, asserted Israel's right to self-defense. The United States government further responded by authorizing Israel's request for expedited shipment of precision-guided bombs, but did not announce the decision publicly.[141] United States President George W. Bush declared the conflict to be a part of the War on Terrorism.[142][143] Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1944x2592, 2668 KB) ファイルの概要 The uploader had by mistake put the tag as well as the explanation (Amiya Diwan, own photograph) in the edit summary. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1944x2592, 2668 KB) ファイルの概要 The uploader had by mistake put the tag as well as the explanation (Amiya Diwan, own photograph) in the edit summary. ... The Sydney Opera House on Sydney Harbour Sydney (pronounced ) is the most populous city in Australia, with a metropolitan area population of over 4. ... The international reactions to the 2006 Israel-Lebanon conflict have been mixed, with most leaders condemning both Hezbollah and Israel. ... Main article: 2006 Israel-Lebanon conflict The supply of military aid to combatants during the course of the 2006 Israel-Lebanon conflict has been an important aspect of both the hostilities and the diplomatic wrangling surrounding them, including figuring prominently into UN Security Council resolutions on the topic. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with International reactions to the 2006 Israel-Lebanon conflict by National representatives, International reactions to the 2006 Israel-Lebanon conflict by Organizations and International reactions to the 2006 Israel-Lebanon conflict by Citizens (Discuss) See also International reactions to... Self defense refers to actions taken by a person to defend onself, ones property or ones home. ... George Walker Bush (born July 6, 1946) is the 43rd and current President of the United States, inaugurated on January 20, 2001. ... This article is about U.S. actions after September 11, 2001. ...


Among neighboring Middle Eastern nations, Iran, Syria, and Yemen voiced strong support for Hezbollah, while the Arab League issued statements condemning Israel’s response[144] and criticizing Hezbollah’s action.[145] The Arab League or League of Arab States (Arabic: ‎), is an organization of predominantly Arab states (compare Arab world). ...


Many worldwide protests and demonstrations appealed for an immediate ceasefire on both sides and expressed concern for the heavy loss of civilian life on all sides. Other demonstrations were held exclusively in favor of Lebanon or Israel. Numerous newspaper advertising campaigns, SMS and email appeals, and online petitions also occurred.[146][147] It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with International reactions to the 2006 Israel-Lebanon conflict by Evacuations and aid, International reactions to the 2006 Israel-Lebanon conflict by National representatives and International reactions to the 2006 Israel-Lebanon conflict by Organizations (Discuss) See also International... SMS arrival notification on a Siemens phone Received and displayed SMS message on a Motorola RAZR handset. ...


Various foreign governments assisted the evacuation of their citizens from Lebanon.[148]


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Ceasefire

See also: Ceasefire attempts during the 2006 Israel-Lebanon conflict

Terms for a ceasefire had been drawn and revised several times over the course of the conflict, yet successful agreement between the two sides took several weeks. Hezbollah maintained the desire for an unconditional ceasefire,[150] while Israel insisted upon a conditional ceasefire, including the return of the two kidnapped soldiers.[151] Lebanon frequently pled for the United Nations Security Council to call for an immediate, unconditional ceasefire between Israel and Hezbollah. The front page of The Independent on 29 July 2006, illustrating the difference of opinion regarding a ceasefire, with Israel, United States and United Kingdom requiring a sustainable ceasefire while most other countries called for an immediate ceasefire. ... “UNSC” redirects here. ...


On 11 August 2006 the United Nations Security Council unanimously approved UN Security Council Resolution 1701, in an effort to end the hostilities. It was accepted by the Lebanese government and Hezbollah on 12 August 2006, and by the Israeli government on 13 August 2006. The ceasefire took effect at 8:00 AM (5:00 AM GMT) on 14 August 2006.[152] August 11 is the 223rd day of the year (224th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ... United Nations Security Council Resolution 1701 is a resolution intended to resolve the 2006 Israel-Lebanon conflict. ... August 12 is the 224th day of the year (225th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ... August 13 is the 225th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (226th in leap years), with 140 days remaining. ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ... August 14 is the 226th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (227th in leap years), with 139 days remaining. ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ...


Before the ceasefire, the two Hezbollah members of cabinet said that their militia would not disarm south of the Litani River, according to another senior member of the Lebanese cabinet,[153] while a top Hezbollah official similarly denied any intention of disarming in the south. Israel said it would stop withdrawing from Southern Lebanon if Lebanese troops were not deployed there within a matter of days.[154] The Litani River in red The Litani River (Arabic: نهر الليطاني; transliterated: Nahr al-Lytany) is an important waterway in southern Lebanon. ... Southern Lebanon is the geographical area of Lebanon composed of two Governates: the South Lebanon Governate and the Nabatiyeh Governate. ... The military of the Republic of Lebanon is officially known as the Lebanese Armed Forces (LAF) (Arabic: القوات المسلحة اللبنانية ) and consists of three branches: The Lebanese Army The Lebanese Navy The Lebanese Air Force // The Lebanese Armed Forces primary missions include; defending Lebanon and its citizens against all aggression, confronting threats against...


Reviews of the conflict

The Economist magazine cover declaring Hezbollah de facto winners of the war.
The Economist magazine cover declaring Hezbollah de facto winners of the war.[155]
George W. Bush declared that Hezbollah lost the war and that "There's going to be a new power in the south of Lebanon"
George W. Bush declared that Hezbollah lost the war and that "There's going to be a new power in the south of Lebanon"[156]

Following the UN-brokered ceasefire, there were mixed responses on who had gained most in the war. Iran and Syria proclaimed a victory for Hezbollah[157] while the Israeli and United States administrations declared that Hezbollah lost the conflict. Initially, in a poll by an Israeli radio station, Israelis were split on the outcome with the majority believing that no one won.[158] By 25 August, 63% of Israelis polled wanted Olmert to resign due to his handling of the war.[159] The Economist concluded that by surviving this asymmetrical military conflict with Israel, Hezbollah effectively emerged with a military and political victory from this conflict.[160] They cite the facts that Hezbollah was able to sustain defenses on Lebanese soil and inflict unmitigated rocket attacks on Israeli civilians in the face of a punishing air and land campaign by the IDF. Also, Israel's stated goals entering the conflict were to retrieve its two captured soldiers and destroy the military capability of Hezbollah - neither goal was accomplished.[161] Hezbollah is leading the rebuilding effort in south Beirut and Lebanon using "unlimited" support from Iran, thereby awarding Hezbollah further political clout.[162] However, given the response from Israeli military forces, which caused widespread destruction in southern Lebanon, as well as a new UN force to occupy what was formerly a Hezbollah controlled area, the conflict is generally seen as weakening Hezbollah militarily. On 27 August, Hassan Nasrallah apologised to the Lebanese people for the incident that sparked the war, saying "Had we known that the kidnapping of the soldiers would have led to this, we would definitely not have done it." This was the day before UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan's visit to Lebanon,[163] On 22 September, some eight hundred thousand Hezbollah supporters[164][165] gathered in Beirut[166] for victory rally.[167] Nasrallah said that Hezbollah should celebrate the "divine and strategic victory."[168] Image File history File links Economist_Cover_20060819. ... Image File history File links Economist_Cover_20060819. ... The Economist is a weekly news and international affairs publication owned by The Economist Newspaper Ltd and edited in London, UK. It has been in continuous publication since September 1843. ... De facto is a Latin expression that means in fact or in practice. It is commonly used as opposed to de jure (meaning by law) when referring to matters of law or governance or technique (such as standards), that are found in the common experience as created or developed without... Image File history File linksMetadata GeorgeWBush-050318. ... Image File history File linksMetadata GeorgeWBush-050318. ... George Walker Bush (born July 6, 1946) is the 43rd and current President of the United States, inaugurated on January 20, 2001. ... August 25 is the 237th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (238th in leap years), with 128 days remaining. ... The Economist is a weekly news and international affairs publication owned by The Economist Newspaper Ltd and edited in London, UK. It has been in continuous publication since September 1843. ... August 27 is the 239th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (240th in leap years), with 126 days remaining. ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ... Kofi Atta Annan (born April 8, 1938) is a Ghanaian born diplomat who served as the seventh Secretary-General of the United Nations from January 1, 1997 to December 31, 2006, serving two five-year terms. ... September 22 is the 265th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (266th in leap years). ...


Israeli Prime Minister Olmert admitted to the Knesset that there were mistakes in the war in Lebanon,[169] though he framed UN Security Council resolution 1701 as an accomplishment for Israel that would bring home the kidnapped soldiers, and said that the operations had altered the regional strategic balance vis-à-vis Hezbollah.[170] Israeli chief of staff Dan Halutz admitted to failings in the conflict.[171] On 15 August, Israeli government and defense officials called for Halutz' resignation following a stock scandal in which he admitted selling stocks hours before the start of the Israeli offensive.[172] Halutz subsequently resigned 17 January 2007 due to criticism of his conduct during the war. The modern Knesset building, Israels parliament, in Jerusalem Though similar-sounding, Beit Knesset (בית כנסת) literally means House of Assembly, and refers to a synagogue. ... August 15 is the 227th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (228th in leap years), with 138 days remaining. ... General Dan Halutz (Hebrew: ) (born 1948 in Hagor to an Iranian-Jewish family) is an Israeli Air Force Lt. ... January 17 is the 17th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the Anno Domini (common) era. ...


On 21 August, a group of demobilized Israel reserve soldiers and parents of soldiers killed in the fighting started a movement calling for the resignation of Ehud Olmert and the establishment of a state commission of inquiry. They set up a protest tent opposite the Knesset and grew to over 2,000 supporters by 25 August,[173] including the influential Movement for Quality Government.[174][173] On 28 August, Olmert announced that there would be no independent state or governmental commission of inquiry, but two internal inspection probes, one to investigate the political echelon and one to examine IDF, and likely a third commission to examine the Home Front, to be announced at a later date. These would have a more limited mandate and less authority than a single inquiry commission headed by a retired judge.[175] The political and military committees were to be headed by former director of Mossad Nahum Admoni and former Chief of Staff Amnon Lipkin-Shahak, respectively. Critics argued that these committees amount to a whitewash, due to their limited authority, limited investigatory scope, their self-appointed basis, and that neither would be headed by a retired judge.[176] August 21 is the 233rd day of the year (234th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... The 2006 Israeli reserve soldiers protest was, and as of August 28, 2006 remains, a movement stationed in a tent city besides the Israeli government building, which calls for the resignation of the government and the establishment of a national commission of inquiry (the highest form of inquiry commission in... In the politics and government of Commonwealth countries such as Australia, Canada and the United Kingdom, a public inquiry is an official review of events or actions ordered by the government. ... August 25 is the 237th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (238th in leap years), with 128 days remaining. ... The Movement for Quality Government in Israel (Hebrew: התנועה למען איכות השלטון בישראל) is an Israeli non-profit organization numbering about 13,000 volunteers. ... August 28 is the 240th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (241st in leap years), with 125 days remaining. ... The 2006 Israeli reserve soldiers protest was, and as of August 28, 2006 remains, a movement stationed in a tent city besides the Israeli government building, which calls for the resignation of the government and the establishment of a national commission of inquiry (the highest form of inquiry commission in...   (Hebrew: המוסד למודיעין ולתפקידים מיוחדים, The Institute for Intelligence and Special Operations), often referred to as The Mossad (meaning The Institute), is Israels intelligence agency and is responsible for intelligence collection, counter-terrorism, covert operations such as paramilitary activities, and the facilitation of aliyah where it is banned. ... Nahum Admoni (1929) was the Director of the Mossad from 1982 to 1990. ... Insignia of the Rav Aluf The Ramatkal (Hebrew: רמטכל, abbr. ... Amnon Lipkin-Shahak (Hebrew: אמנון ליפקין-שחק, born March 18th, 1944) was the chief of staff of the Israel Defense Forces, and later Israeli Minister of Tourism and Transport. ... Whitewash, or calcimine, kalsomine, or calsomine is a type of inexpensive paint made from slaked lime (calcium hydroxide) and chalk (whiting). ...


Due to these pressures, on 11 October, Admoni was replaced by retired justice Eliyahu Winograd as chair of the political probe, and the probe itself was elevated to the status of governmental commission with near-state commission mandate: the Winograd Commission. On 12 September, former defense minister Moshe Arens spoke of "the defeat of Israel" in calling for a state committee of inquiry. He said that Israel had lost "to a very small group of people, 5000 Hezbollah fighters, which should have been no match at all for the IDF," and stated that the conflict could have "some very fateful consequences for the future." Disclosing his intent to shortly resign, Ilan Harari, the IDF's chief education officer, stated at a conference of senior IDF officers that Israel lost the war, becoming the first senior active duty officer to publicly state such an opinion.[177] IDF Major General Yiftah Ron Tal, on 4 October 2006 became the second and highest ranking serving officer to express his opinion that the IDF failed "to win the day in the battle against Hezbollah," as well as calling for Lt. Gen. Dan Halutz' resignation.[178] Ron-Tal was subsequently fired for making those and other critical comments.[179] October 11 is the 284th day of the year (285th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Eliyahu Winograd Eliyahu Winograd (Hebrew: אליהו וינוגרד) (b. ... The Winograd Commission (Hebrew: ועדת וינוגרד) is an Israeli government-appointed commission of inquiry, chaired by retired judge Eliyahu Winograd, which is set out to investigate and draw lessons from the failures experienced by Israel during the 2006 Israel-Lebanon conflict. ... September 12 is the 255th day of the year (256th in leap years). ... Moshe Arens Moshe Arens (born December 27, 1925 in Kaunas, Lithuania) is an Israeli politician. ... llan Harari, is an Israel Defense Forces General Officer. ... Yiftah Ron-Tal (born 1956 in Kibbutz Netiv HaLamed He) is an Israeli general and Commander of the IDF Army Headquarters. ... October 4 is the 277th day of the year (278th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ...


US President George W. Bush questioned Hezbollah's declarations of victory "when at one time [they] were a state within a state, safe within southern Lebanon, and now [they're] going to be replaced by a Lebanese army and an international force."[180] UNIFIL has been given an expanded mandate, including the ability to use force to ensure that their area of operations is not used for hostile activities, and to resist attempts by force to prevent them from discharging their duties.[181] The presidential seal was first used by President Hayes in 1880 and last modified in 1959 by adding the 50th star for Hawaii. ... George Walker Bush (born July 6, 1946) is the 43rd and current President of the United States, inaugurated on January 20, 2001. ...


The fighting resulted in a huge financial setback for Lebanon, with estimates ranging from US$7 to US$15 billion[182] in direct costs while the cost for Israel is put at US$1.6 - US$3 billion.[183] This has prompted a commentator in the London-based Arabic newspaper Asharq Al-Awsat to question the claims of victory by Hezbollah.[184] According to one analyst in the Associated Press, the main casualty was the fragile unity between Lebanon's sectarian and political groups,[185] though an Asia Times piece points to Free Patriotic Movement head Michel Aoun's support for Hezbollah and provision of housing for displaced Shi'a as evidence for strengthened relations. Asharq Al-Awsat is a major pan-Arab daily newspaper, printed simultaneously on four continents in 12 cities. ... The Associated Press, or AP, is an American news agency, the worlds largest such organization. ... Asia Times Online is an Internet-only publication that reports and examines geopolitical, political, economic and business issues, looking at these from an Asian perspective. ... FPM logo The Free Patriotic Movement FPM (Tayyar Al-Watani Al-Horr), also known as the Aounist Current (Tayyar Al-Aouni), is a Lebanese political party, led by General Michel Aoun, a former commander of the Lebanese army who served as Prime Minister of one of two governments that contended... Michel Naim Aoun (ميشال عون) (born 17 February 1935 in Beirut) is a Lebanese military commander and politician. ...


In March 2007, the Israeli Ministerial Committee for Symbols and Ceremonies decides that the conflict will be defined as a war, following pressure from bereaved families. Committee to decide on name for war by Remembrance Day. [11] March 2007 is the third month of the year. ...


Media controversy

Main article: 2006 Israel-Lebanon conflict photographs controversies
See also: Adnan Hajj photographs controversy

Several media commentators and journalists have alleged an intentionally distorted coverage of the events, in favour of Hezbollah, by means of photo manipulation, staging by Hezbollah or by journalists, and false or misleading captioning.[186] The 2006 Israel-Lebanon conflict photographs controversies refers to allegations that some instances of photojournalism from the 2006 Israel-Lebanon conflict misrepresented scenes of death and destruction in Lebanon caused by Israeli air attacks. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into 2006 Israel-Lebanon conflict photographs controversies. ... Photo manipulation is the technique of modifying a photographic image by either analog or digital means. ...


On 18 July 2006 Hezbollah Press Officer Hussein Nabulsi took CNN's Nic Robertson on an exclusive tour of southern Beirut. Robertson noted that despite his minder's anxiety about explosions in the area, it was clear that Hezbollah had sophisticated media relations and were in control of the situation. Hezbollah designated the places that they went to, and the journalists "certainly didn't have time to go into the houses or lift up the rubble to see what was underneath." According to his reports, there was no doubt that the bombs were hitting Hezbollah facilities, and while there appeared to be "a lot of civilian damage, a lot of civilian properties," he reiterated that he couldn't verify the civilian nature of the destroyed buildings.[187] July 18 is the 199th day (200th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar, with 166 days remaining. ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ... Nic Robertson (born Dominic Robertson on 8 June 1962) is a Senior International Correspondent at CNN. He began his career at the network in 1989, starting as a satellite engineer. ...


CNN's Charlie Moore described a Hezbollah press tour of a bombed-out area in southern Beirut on 23 July 2006 as a "dog-and-pony show" due to perceived staging, misrepresentation of the nature of the destroyed areas, and strict directives about when and with whom interviews could take place.[188] The Cable News Network, commonly known as CNN, is a major cable television network founded in 1980 by Ted Turner. ... July 23 is the 204th day (205th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 161 days remaining. ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ...


In the same interview aired on 23 July 2006, CNN's John Roberts, who was reporting from an Israeli artillery battery on the Lebanese border, stated that he had to take everything he was told — either by the IDF or Hezbollah — "with a grain of salt," citing mutual recriminations of civilian targeting which he was unable to verify independently.[189] July 23 is the 204th day (205th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 161 days remaining. ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ... John Glover Roberts Jr. ...


Reuters withdrew over 900 photographs by Adnan Hajj, a Lebanese freelance photographer, after he admitted to digitally adding and darkening smoke spirals in photographs of an attack on Beirut.[190] Reuters Group plc (LSE: RTR and NASDAQ: RTRSY); pron. ... Adnan Hajj is a Lebanese freelance photographer based in the Middle East, who worked for Reuters over a period of more than 10 years. ...


Photographs submitted to Reuters and Associated Press showed one Lebanese woman mourning on two different pictures taken by two photographers, allegedly taken two weeks apart.[191] While it is "common practice to send more than one photographer to an incident",[192] questions remained as to whether the images were wrongly captioned or deliberately staged. The Associated Press, or AP, is an American news agency, the worlds largest such organization. ...


Post-ceasefire events

  • On 14 August 2006, hours after the beginning of the ceasefire, about four mortars were fired inside southern Lebanon. An Israeli military spokesman said that Israel would not respond to their firing. On that day four more incidents were recorded when armed Hezbollah members said to have approached Israeli positions were killed.[193]
  • On 15 August 2006 "Israeli soldiers opened fire when four Hezbollah fighters came toward them," three of the Hezbollah fighters were killed.[194] The same day, about 10 rockets were fired by Hezbollah inside southern Lebanon. Israel reiterated it wouldn't respond since the rockets did not cross border.[195]
  • On 18 August 2006 Lebanese police sources reported that Israeli Defense Force warplanes launched four missiles toward targets in the eastern Lebanese town of Baalbek. Israeli sources acknowledge that its air force performs sorties over Lebanese territory, but denied breaking the ceasefire. Lebanese officials later contradicted the police sources stating that no missiles were fired by the Israeli planes.[196] The Associated Press reported that Hezbollah had fired at least 10 Katyusha rockets into southern Lebanon. The IDF stated that as none had crossed the border and there were no casualties, they did not respond. Earlier, skirmishes between Israeli forces and Hezbollah left six guerrillas dead.[197] UNIFIL also reported that the IDF fired a tank shell at the Lebanese village of Markaba but that there was no response from the other side.[198]
  • On 19 August 2006 Israel launched a raid in Lebanon's eastern Beqaa Valley it says was aimed to disrupt weapons supplies to Hezbollah from Syria and Iran.[199] Lebanese officials "said the Israelis were apparently seeking a guerrilla target in a school."[200] Reports indicate that the Israeli commandos were disguised in Lebanese Army uniforms (thus masquerading as a non-combatant party) and spoke Arabic in an attempt to pass themselves off as Arabs.[201][202][203] One Israeli soldier was killed, another mortally wounded, while 3 Hezbollah fighters were wounded. Hezbollah said it wouldn't respond to the attack. U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan said he was "deeply concerned" about an Israeli commando raid in eastern Lebanon Saturday, calling it a violation of a U.N.-backed ceasefire. The statement also cites UNIFIL troops as saying there have "also been several air violations by Israeli military aircraft."[204] Israeli Foreign Ministry spokesman Mark Regev told the Associated Press that “[t]he cease-fire is based on (U.N. resolution) 1701 which calls for an international arms embargo against Hezbollah.”[199] Regev was referring to article 8 of the resolution which calls for an end to all weapons transfers to Hezbollah.
  • On 27 August 2006 UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan said that U.N. troops would not intercept Syrian arms shipments to Hezbollah unless requested to do so by the Lebanese Government.[205]
  • On 29 August 2006 UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan said that Israel had committed most of the truce violations and described Israel's continuing embargo as "a humiliation and an infringement on Lebanese sovereignty."[206] Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert reiterated Israel's willingness to lift the blockade after full implementation of the U.N.-brokered cease fire.[207]
  • On 7 September 2006 the aviation blockade was lifted.
  • On 8 September 2006 the naval blockade was lifted.[208]
  • On 21 September 2006 Hezbollah supporters threw stones over the border fence at Israeli patrols in Israel, seen as part of Hezbollah redeployments[209]
  • On 22 September 2006 Nasrallah claimed in a victory rally that Hezbollah possessed over 20,000 rockets and that it was stronger than before 12 July. According to various estimates, the organisation had fewer than 20,000 rockets before and fired about 4,000 rockets during the conflict.[210]
  • On 1 October 2006, the Israeli army reported that it had completed its withdrawal.[211] The UN has said Israel has withdrawn the bulk of its troops from Lebanon, fulfilling a key condition of the UN ceasefire ending war with Hezbollah, but that some Israeli troops remained in Ghajar. The IDF confirmed its forces were still operating near Ghajar, a village split in two by the border.[212] Because of the volatile nature of the place, Israel says it will maintain a presence in Ghajar until a security agreement is reached with the UN and the Lebanese army.[213]
  • On 3 October 2006, Israeli jets conducted mock air raids over Nabatiyeh, Khiam, and Marjayoun in Southern Lebanon, and later over the Iqlim al-Tuffah region and Western Bekaa Valley.[214][215][216]
  • On 22 October, Israel admitted to using white phosphorus in Lebanon.[217] Although Israel continues to deny the use of phosphorus on civilians, doctors in southern Lebanon have suspected some injuries were caused by contact with the chemical.[218]
  • On 23 October, Lebanese police reported the "most intensive [Israeli] overflights" of Lebanon after the ceasefire. Two jets flew low over Beirut, while four more aircraft conducted sonic boom raid in Tyre.[219][220] France, who leads UNIFIL troops, called the continuing overflights "extremely dangerous."[221]
  • On 24 October, six Israeli F-16's flew over a German vessel patrolling off Israel's coast just south of the Lebanese border. The German Defence Ministry said that the planes had given off infrared decoys and one of the aircraft had fired two shots into the air, which had not been specifically aimed. The Israeli military said that a German helicopter took off from the vessel without having coordinated this with Israel, and denied vehemently having fired any shots at the vessel and said "as of now" it also had no knowledge of the jets launching flares over it. Israeli Defence Minister Amir Peretz telephoned his German counterpart Franz Josef Jung to clarify that 'Israel has no intention to carry out any aggressive actions' against the German peacekeeping forces in Lebanon, who are there as part of UNIFIL to enforce an arms embargo against Hezbollah. Germany confirmed the consultations, and that both sides were interested in maintaining good cooperation.[222][223][224]
  • On 31 October 2006, eight Israeli F-15s flew over many areas of Lebanon, including Beirut.[225][226] The IAF jets also flew over a French peacekeeper position in Lebanon. According to the French Defense Minister Michele Alliot-Marie, the planes came in at what was interpreted as an attack position, and the peacekeepers were "seconds away" from firing at the jets.[227]
  • On 1 December 2006, U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan submitted a report to the Security Council president maintaining "there were no serious incidents or confrontations" since the cease-fire in August 2006. He did, however, note that peacekeepers reported air violations by Israel "almost on a daily basis," which Israel maintained were a security measure related to continuing Syrian and Iranian arms shipments to Hezbollah, and evidence of the presence of unauthorized armed personnel, assets, and weapons in Lebanon. In one case, a UNIFIL demining team was challenged by two Hezbollah members in combat uniforms armed with AK-47 rifles. UNIFIL notified the Lebanese army, who arrested three suspects the next day. There were also "13 instances where UNIFIL came across unauthorized arms or related material in its area of operation", including the discovery of 17 katyusha rockets and several improvised explosive devices in Rachaiya El-Foukhar, and the discovery of a weapons cache containing seven missiles, three rocket launchers, and a substantial amount of ammunition in the area of Bourhoz.[228][229] Annan also reported that as of 20 November 2006, 822 cluster bomb strike sites had been recorded,[229] with 60,000 cluster bomblets having been cleared by the UN Mine Action Coordination Center.[230]
  • On 17 January 2007, Israeli IDF Chief of General Staff Dan Halutz resigned. The resignation came shortly after work on a governmental investigation on the conflict was announced complete.[231]
  • On 1 February 2007, Prime Minister Ehud Olmert told the Winongrad Commission, formed to inquire into the Israeli-Lebanese war, that the attack was planned four months in advance based upon an earlier target list drawn up by former Prime Minister Ariel Sharon. Based on prior Hizbullah kidnappings of IDF soldiers in the North of Israel, Olmert ordered the IDF to put an end to it.[232]

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Combatants  Israel Defense Forces (Israeli Security Forces) Hamas Popular Resistance Committees, al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigades, Jaish al-Islam, Islamic Jihad Commanders Dan Halutz (Chief of Staff) Yoav Galant (Regional) Khaled Mashal (Leader of Hamas[1])Mohammed Deif (Leader of Hamas military wing) Strength 3,000 unknown Casualties 5 soldiers killed... The Arab-Israeli conflict is the result of numerous factors. ... Arguments about the applicability of various elements of international law underlie the debate around the Arab-Israeli conflict. ... Notes Freedom House rating: Free , Partly Free , Not Free . ... Map of Lebanon. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... This article is a general overview of the history of the Middle East. ... Israel-United States relations have evolved from an initial United States policy of sympathy and support for the creation of a Jewish homeland in 1948 to an unusual partnership that links a small but militarily powerful Israel, dependent on the United States for its economic and military strength, with the... The 1983 May 17 Agreement was a failed U.S.-backed attempt to create peace between Lebanon and Israel during the Lebanese Civil War, after Israel invaded Lebanon and besieged Beirut in 1982. ... United Nations Security Council Resolution 1559 was a resolution adopted by the United Nations Security Council on September 2, 2004. ... United Nations Security Council Resolution 1697[1] is a resolution that extends the mandate of the UNIFIL Force (United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon) for a term of one month, expiring on 31 August 2006. ... The term Canadians of convenience became prominent in 2006 in conjunction with the evacuation of Canadian citizens from Lebanon during the 2006 Israel-Lebanon conflict. ... The Hawk of Lebanon is a popular song in the Arab World about Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah. ... Yalla Ya Nasrallah is a Israeli pop song written by Frishman and the Pioneers during the 2006 Israel-Lebanon conflict. ...

2006 Israel-Lebanon conflict
Military operations | Targeting of civilian areas | Timeline and casualties | Position of Lebanon |
International reactions | Ceasefire attempts | The Siniora Plan | Military and economic aid |
Attacks on UN personnel | 2006 Qana airstrike & reactions | UN Security Council Resolution 1701 | Photograph controversies
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Civilan reports

  • A civilian documentary on the destruction of Beirut's southern suburbs right after the July war
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International media

  • CNN - Crisis in the Middle East
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  • MOSAIC - World news from the Middle East
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  • New York Times - Interactive map

Israeli media

  • The War of Fog, analysis in Azure magazine.
  • Yedioth Ahronoth - Israel at War
  • Israel Insider - Security
  • Haaretz - Lebanon crisis

Lebanese media

  • Lebanese government - Lebanon under Siege
  • Lebanon Live News

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