The jihadists continue to crow. “Hezbollah declares ‘historic victory,'” from AP, :
BINT JBAIL, Lebanon – Hours after a U.N.-imposed cease-fire halted the monthlong Mideast conflict, Hezbollah leader Sheik Hassan Nasrallah declared that his guerrillas had achieved a “strategic, historic victory” over Israel. Israel’s prime minister, however, maintained the offensive eliminated the “state within a state” run by Hezbollah in southern Lebanon.
I hope so. We’ll certainly see about that.
Lebanese civilians jammed onto roads to stream back to war-ravaged areas Monday after a the cease-fire halted the fighting that claimed more than 900 lives.
For the first time in a month, no rockets were fired into northern Israel, but few Israelis who fled the war were seen returning and Israel’s government advised them to stay away for now. a state” run by Hezbollah in southern Lebanon.
Israeli soldiers reported killing six Hezbollah fighters in four skirmishes in southern Lebanon after the guns fell silent, highlighting the tensions that could unravel the peace plan.
Lebanese, Israeli and U.N. officers met on the border to discuss the withdrawal of Israeli forces from southern Lebanon and the deployment of the Lebanese army in the region, U.N. spokesman Milos Strugar said.
The “Lebanese army” — that is, Hizballah.