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Lebanon and Syria: 

Lebanon and Syria A Look at the 2006 War between Lebanon and Israel

Take a small geographical area . . .: 

Take a small geographical area . . . Lebanon Syria Israel Iraq Turkey IRAQ

mix politics . . : 

mix politics . . Lebanon Sectarian Parliamentary Democracy Syria Presidential Republic Israel Parliamentary Democracy Iraq Transitioning Parliamentary govt. Turkey Parliamentary Representative Democracy

Historical tension. . .: 

Historical tension. . . Lebanon Israel, Syria, internal Syria Israel, Turkey, internal Israel Lebanon, Syria, Iraq, Jordan, Egypt, Iran Iraq Israel, Syria, Iran Turkey Syria, Iraq

Ethnic hostility. . .: 

Ethnic hostility. . . Lebanon Syria Kurds Israel Palestinians, Israelis Iraq Kurds Turkey Kurds

add religion. . .: 

add religion. . . Lebanon Druze, Maronite, Greek Orthodox, other Christian, Shi’ite and Sunni Muslim Syria Sunni Muslim, Alawite, Druze and other Muslim sects (Kurds), various Christian sects Israel Jewish, Muslim sects, various Christian sects Iraq Sunni and Shi’ite Muslim, (Kurds), various Christian sects Turkey Muslim, (Kurds), Orthodox and other Christian

To create lots of instability.: 

To create lots of instability.

Timeline of Key Events: 

Timeline of Key Events July 12, 2006 Hezbollah captures 2 Israeli soldiers and kills 8 Israel launches air strikes and sends ground troops into Lebanon July 13 Israel bombs Beirut airport Russia, France, Britain and Italy criticize “disproportionate” use of force by Israel July 16 Syria warns it will respond by all means necessary to any Israeli attack

Timeline (Cont.): 

Timeline (Cont.) July 20 Foreigners flee Lebanon to Cyprus, Syria and Turkey for safety July 21 Israel calls up thousands and threatens invasion of Lebanon Lebanese civilians flee from south July 23 Syria warns that it will respond if Israel invades Lebanon

Timeline (Cont.): 

Timeline (Cont.) July 29 Israel rejects UN call for three-day humanitarian truce Lebanese coast polluted with oil after Israeli air strike July 30 Israel blames Hezbollah and says it is in “no rush” for a ceasefire Hamas warns “all options open” against Israel August 1 Israel’s security cabinet gives army green light to push up to 19 miles into S Lebanon

Timeline (Cont.): 

Timeline (Cont.) August 7 Israeli PM says “no limits” imposed on army Lebanese PM demands changes to UN draft, including Israeli withdraw August 9 Israeli security cabinet decides to expand ground war Aid agencies say relief supplies are paralyzed August 11 UN peacekeepers evacuate hundreds of Lebanese security forces and civilians from town in southern Lebanon

Timeline (Cont.): 

Timeline (Cont.) August 12 UN Security Council unanimously adopts a resolution calling for an end to the war Israel expands its ground offensive Lebanese cabinet accepts UNSCR 1701 August 13 Israeli cabinet accepts UNSCR 1701 Syria and Iran voice support for the resolution August 14 Cessation of hostilities comes into effect at 0500 GMT Israel maintains Lebanese air and land blockade and ban on road traffic

After effects: 

After effects Dead Israel: 159 Lebanon: 1,137 Hezbollah: upwards of 250 Injured Israel: 690 Lebanon: 3,697

After effects (cont.): 

After effects (cont.) Infrastucture: Israel: more than 300 buildings (private and commercial) Lebanon: 15 K homes, 900 commercial, 32 airports, water/sewage treatment plants, 25 fuel stations, 78 bridges, 630 km of road Financial Israel: approx. $6.13 B Lebanon: approx. $6.5 B


Sources The Daily Star Lebanese Newspaper BBC Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs British Foreign & Commonwealth Office

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