why did israel become involved in the civil war in lebanon?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    If you refer to the present conflict in Lebanon, Israel has no part in it.

    Strategically, giving up South Lebanon was a serious mistake that Israel made, and it led up to the Second Lebanon War.

    I recall that the last time Lebanese were fighting among themselves (Sabra and Chatilla), it was the Israelis who got blamed.

    It would be best this time for Israel and its supporters to remain silent on the present conflict and let the Arabs sort it out themselves.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Lebanon's civil war threw the country into chaos. The government was so weak it became a terrorist haven. Israel just attacked to eradicate these. Syria became involved as well and the two countries became involved in unofficial shooting wars. Like the Bakka Valley incident when Israel decimated the Syrian air force while losing next to no aircraft. It was the first real combat debut for the F-16, Fighting Falcon. It is a little known, but true, irony that Israels first F-16's were originally an order for the Shah of Iran. With his overthrow, they were sold to Israel. From the PLO to Hammas souther Lebanon has been a favorite terrorist stronghold, they can easily fire into Israel from there. In turn this leads to periodic Israel invasions.....and constant minor clashes. It still continues today.

  • linzy
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    4 years ago

    Lebanon's civil warfare threw the rustic into chaos. the govt.became into as quickly as so vulnerable it grew to alter right into a terrorist haven. Israel in basic terms attacked to do away with those. Syria grew to alter into worried as solid and the two countries grew to alter into worried in unofficial taking photos wars. like the Bakka Valley incident mutually as Israel decimated the Syrian air force mutually as dropping next to no airplane. It became into as quickly as the familiar relatively combat debut for the F-sixteen, scuffling with Falcon. this is sort of of pointed out, in spite of the indisputable fact that precise, irony that Israels first F-sixteen's have been on the initiating an order for the Shah of Iran. along with his overthrow, they have been provided to Israel. From the PLO to Hammas souther Lebanon has been a typical terrorist stronghold, they are in a position to without worry fire into Israel from there. In turn this finally ends up in periodic Israel invasions.....and stable minor clashes. It inspite of the very indisputable fact that maintains in the present day.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    they have their reasons, of which may sometimes be hard to understand, but they do it for the greater good and safety of their country, as you may know Israel is always under attack from some faction or another, they have to be on top of everything to maintain the peace for their citizens, lebanon has had a history of being used as a staging point for terrorista to try anything at all that could cause problems, killings and or any other dreaded happenings,

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    The latest conflict of last year was started by terrorist organisations, which were allowed to operate in Lebanon. They were firing rockets into Israel. We only know what the media feed us but there is overwhelming evidence for this. Israel could either try and stop them by retaliating or just remain as sitting targets. It seems to me they had to defend themselves. These terrorist organisations purposely fire their ordnance from within areas populated by innocent people-children, hospitals etc.I have seen film footage to support this statement. However you will need to research this to get the full truth. They gain great support when Israel fires back killing innocents. Critics have said Israel overreacted by overkill. Only God can judge.

  • 1 decade ago

    Because the PLO set up their new base in Lebanon!

  • 1 decade ago

    lebanon is muslim and israel is jewish may hav sometin 2 do with it

  • 1 decade ago

    wow so easy lebanon wanted fries and iseral did not want to give them fries and war started.... no jking!!!

    the beleived different things

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