Tuesday, May 24, 2011

May 24th 2000 - Withdrawl

On May 24th 2000, the Israeli Army pulled out of its occupation of southern Lebanon.Israel had had a military presence in Lebanon for the 22 previous years and pulled out in accordance with UN resolution 425. For the occasion Ehud Barak announced:
"From now on, the government of Lebanon is accountable for what takes place within its territory, and the Lebanese and Syrian governments are responsible for preventing acts of terror or aggression against Israel, which is from today deployed within its borders." 

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