JT asked in News & EventsCurrent Events · 1 decade ago

Lebanon questions...?

1. Who's fighting?

2. How did this start?

3. Who is killing the innocent people?

The news tells you what happened today but not really how it happened.

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  • 1 decade ago
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    It would seem that a militant group with Al Qaeda ties or leanings is entrenched in Palestinian refugee camps in northern Lebanon.

    So far, they have bombed a commuter bus, killing innocent civilians, and have lately been bombing Tripoli and Beirut (with missiles).

    The Lebanese Army (as if they don't have enough on their hands securing the southern border!), have retaliated by launching missiles into the refugee camps which harbour the terrorists. Innocent refugees have been killed, and probably some not so innocent people in the process.

    Palestian refugee camps have been the bane of the Lebanese people. The PLO started the Civil War in Lebanon. The refugees live in pretty squalid conditions, but have nowhere else to go. Nobody else will take them. Lebanon took them (reluctantly) but now does not know what to do with them.

    An awful situation, no matter which side of the fence you are on.

    Note to JJC: Hezb'allah is not involved in the current conflict that I know of. Hezb'allah is a Shi'ite group based in South Lebanon. The current conflict is with a Sunni militant group which bases itself in Palestinian refugee camps in the north of the country.

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  • 4 years ago

    It is really an amazing place... you're gonna love it here... The Green Nature, the Blue sea, the friendly people, the booming nightlife, everything seems perfectly crafted... and indeed people talk English more then Arabic :) I have a friend from Holland, he adores Lebanon and he just can't stop coming back... See you around...

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    These wars are about more than 10 years which have been stated between two groups but there wasn't any military conclusion until 2 or 3 years ago which the groups had a problem that problem was how to contact Israel and how to fight, military or with negotiation in this era the Israelis spy service mo-sad shot the last fire and with their spies between these groups made the war and now some days they(Israel) attack and some days other group with this strategic and politic they would destroy these groups which they couldn't if they were alone.

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  • 1 decade ago

    ok, this is what i know...

    the Lebanese people are the innocent ones caught up in this whole thing. the Lebanese people voted in and elected 'hezbollah' has a political party in their government. Our country (the U.S.) sees 'hezbollah' as a terrorist group with links to Syria and Iran. However, hezbollah does provide the Lebanese people with medical supplies, schooling, aid etc etc...the feud/fighting is with Al Qaeda, another known terrorist group. Al Qaeda and Hezbollah do not get along. Al Qaeda is Bin Laden's terrorist regime and has no political affiliation in Lebanon.

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  • 1 decade ago

    The Lebanese Army, lately joined by Hezbollah [Shiites], are fighting al Qaeda groups [Sunni] holed up in the refugee camps.

    Innocent people always get trashed in any armed conflict whatsoever.

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  • 1 decade ago

    a while back there was something about a new intifahda a sort of uprising in 2000 then in 2004 or 2005 two israeli soldiers were captured by one of the groups i think it was hamas an operation was launched to get them back something went wrong somehow and hamas i think it was hamas fired rockets into israel and israel bombed lebanon and israeli tanks came into lebanon or was that somewhere else any way at some point israel's were said to have killed un observers and shelled a un place in lebanon this might not be true but was reported in the bbc news

    Source(s): bbc news articles [2004 or 2005] 2000
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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    1. Lebanese army &Israeli jews tanks and jets vs Hamas & palestinians rockets & rocks

    2. same ethnic battles between jews & arabs, but lebanese are uncle tom arabs who fight with the jews

    3. both sides, but Israelis will be more subject to kill innocent people to expand Israel

    No the news wont tell you have to be open eyed when the news comes on dont listen to them, but look behind the reporter and look at the damage & make a judge...just remember israel and leb can make more damage because the usa supports them to attack the palastinians who are on a defensive sure they can make a few shots in return or to begin, but not to the scale that israel can & now with lebanon it's more

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Its the civil wars policy of the USA in the Middle East.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    lebanese against lebanese, lebanese against palestinians, lebanese against hezbollah.

    the Israelis stared all this.

    the ISRAELIS OF COURSE.

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