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"Jews lose no matter what," said the sheikh, laughing

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Subject: "Jews lose no matter what," said the sheikh, laughing


In a letter to the editor of the Berlin left-wing daily Die
Tageszeitung (TAZ) a Lebanese Shia explains how after
Israel's withdrawal from South Lebanon, Hezbollah stored
rockets in bunkers in his town and built a school and
residence over it.

I lived until 2002 in a small southern village near
Mardshajund that is inhabited by a majority of Shias like
me. After Israel left Lebanon, it did not take long for
Hezbollah to have its say in other towns. Received as
successful resistance fighters and armed to the teeth, they
stored rockets in bunkers in our town as well. The social
work of the Party of God consisted of building a school and
a residence over these bunkers! A local sheikh explained to
me laughing that the Jews would lose in any event because
the rockets would either be fired at them or if they
attacked the rockets depots, they would be condemned by
world opinion on account of the dead civilians. These people
do not care about the Lebanese population, they use them as
shields, and, once dead, as propaganda. As long as they
continue existing there, there will be no tranquility and

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Dr. Mounir Herzallah


(translated from the German by David Ouellette)

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