A favorite whipping boy of Sulzberger's Jew York Slimes, the Lebanese Muslim military and political organization known as Hezbollah has long been designated as a "terrorist group" by the Israeli vassal states known as the United States and the European Union. Indeed, a Google Search for the term "Hezbollah Terrorist" yields hundreds-of-thousands of results. So, those Hezbollah thugs must be some really "bad guys," right? A closer look indicates otherwise.
Hezbollah ("The Party of God") was formed in 1982 in response to expansionist Israel's invasion of southern Lebanon and brutal bombardment of the Muslim areas of the northern-central capital city of Beirut. The oh-so-predictable Zionist pretext for the invasion and air raids was "to fight terrorism." The real reason dates back to the original founding of "Israel." For geographic, industrial, and fresh water reasons, the Zionists have always wanted the Litani River to delineate the northern border of Israel.
Greedy Israel Wants to Steal the River Litani, Hezbollah is Standing in the Way
The entire basin of the Litani River is located within the borders of Lebanon. The Litani rises in the north and flows south and southwestwards. The river enters a gorge, flows about 30 kilometers and turns right (to the west), finally emptying into the Mediterranean Sea. It is no secret that Israel is a water-poor state and that the problem is getting worse. The nearest part of the Litani to Israel is just four kilometers from Israel's border, which makes it very tempting for dry Israel to covet. Litani has high quality water with very low salinity. Harnessing of Litani power (by damming) is also essential to Lebanon's industrial and agricultural development. The river passes through tunnels and stocks of hydro-plants to the coast, where it is used for irrigation for areas south of Beirut.
There were also pre-statehood Jewish claims for the Litani during the 1940's. David Ben-Gurion, Israel's first prime minister, suggested the inclusion of the Litani in the coming Jewish state. The Zionists proposed that seven-eighths of the Litani be "leased to Israel." Where the Litani makes a 90 degree angle, turning deeper into Lebanon and only 2.5 miles from the Lebanese/Israeli border, the river flows within easy tunneling distance from Israel - and very close to regions which Israel controls.
Water, in general, was also a source of conflict in the 1967 Arab-Israeli war. After that war, Moshe Dayan, defense minister, said that Israel achieved "provisionally satisfying frontiers, with the exception of those with Lebanon." Israel hoped that it would have use of the Litani by the mid 1980s, when it projected that it would have fully used up the waters captured in the 1967 war. That was when Israel destroyed Beirut, but the Zionists still didn't get the Litani. UN peacekeepers occupied southern Lebanon instead. America pulled out when a Mossad false-flag blew up a marine barracks in October, 1983, killing 241 marines. Another attack killed 57 French troops.
In 2006, Israel used the pretext of "kidnapped Israeli soldiers" to invade southern Lebanon. Pardon the mild vulgarity, but the invading Israeli Defense Forces got their sorry asses kicked so hard they ran back into Israel crying, literally!
Apartheid Israel is a racist, bigoted state of hateful thieves and murderers who got where they are by stealing from the Palestinians, Syria, Egypt and Jordan--and using the phony Holocau$t™ to extract hundreds of billions from the West. Whenever they invade one of their neighbors, like Lebanon, they send in bulldozers to steal the topsoil. Israel is also stealing from the offshore Natural Gas fields of Lebanon and Palestine, but the (((MSM))) won't say anything about their buddies.
Israel also steals NG from Palestine
And here's what they gave Palestine in exchange