Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Franklin Lamb: Who Will Evict Israel from Lebanon?
...Next move: the UN or Hezbollah?

The United Nations may want to work with increased vim to resolve the myriad extant border issues in south Lebanon, alongside the current unity Government of Lebanon, rather than face the escalating wrath from villagers along the 1916, 1918, 1920, 1923, 1924, 1949, 2000, 2006 frontier. The same goes for Israel, the US and the other members of the Quartet.

On the table at Maron al Ras:


The return of the kifa shoula hills, adjacent to Shebaa Farms annexed in 1967

Handing over all maps of landmines and cluster bombs, the latter of which has caused more than 300 Lebanese and international casualties since the August 14, 2006 cessation of hostilities;

Ending all violations of airspace and territorial waters;

Written acknowledgement of Lebanon's right to control its water resources including the Hasbani and Wazzani rivers;

Demarcation of the Lebanese/Palestine border back to the original 1923 line and replace the 2000 'blue line'

Restoration of the Seven Lebanese villages

The return of all Palestinian Refugees residing in Lebanon who want to exercise their UNSCR 194 guaranteed Right of Return, (approximately 400,000) and fair and adequate compensation for those who do not choose to return;

Indictment and prosecution before International Courts of all those who committed crimes against humanity and who crossed the southern Lebanon border by land, air or Lebanese territorial waters to do so;

The payment by Israel of Third Reich era reparations, compensation, and damages for the destruction of Lebanon and for the families of the Massacred for Israeli crimes conducted by its aggressions in 1948, 1949, 1967, 1976, 1978, 1981, 1982, 1984. 1985, 1993, 1994, 1996 and 2006;

An international tribunal to try Israeli officials for organizing and abetting the September 16-18 Massacre at the Sabra-Shatila Palestinian Refugee Camp. The payment by Israel of compensation for those killed and injured as a result of the Massacre and the destruction of property.

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