Sultan, Cathy. Tragedy in South Lebanon: The Israeli-Hezbollah War of 2006.

Author:Abraham, A.J.
Position:Book review
 
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Sultan, Cathy. Tragedy in South Lebanon. The Israeli-Hezbollah War of 2006. Minneapolis, MN: Scarletta Press, 2008. 172 pp.

Tragedy in South Lebanon: The Israeli-Hezbollah War of 2006, is an eyewitness based account of the devastation of South Lebanon by the IDF. Sultan believes that the story of that war was misrepresented in the world press. The complex issue of Lebanese-Hezbollah relations is flushed out in terms of Israeli aggression against the Shiites of South Lebanon for territorial gains.

In Sultan's view, the war was not just to protect the Israeli border, or to defeat a hostile Hezbollah, but to gain access to the Litani River. The author deals with the controversy over the Shebaa Farms region of Lebanon which Israel controls and Syria covets. Israel is holding it for final negotiations with Syria.

On the analysis of the events at Tell el-Zartar, Sultan follows the Palestinian view in...

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