Damascus Stresses Right to Resist Israelis in Southern Lebanon
Official Syrian radio Sunday backed anti-Israeli resistance in southern Lebanon, after a bomb attack by the Shiite Hizbollah on an Israeli patrol in the disputed Shebaa Farms area in the Lebanese-Syrian border area.
"Lebanon has the right to recover the entirety of its lands taken by Israel, including resorting to resistance activity," Radio Damascus said in its daily commentary.
The radio condemned "the Israeli border violations" and raids into southern Lebanon, saying that the "Lebanese resistance launches its operations from Lebanese territory."
The Hizbollah attack which left an Israeli soldier dead and three other wounded, occurred on a road in the Shebaa Farms area -- seized by Israel from Syria in 1967 but since claimed by Lebanon.
More than 70 shells were fired by Israel at the hills and valleys in the area, with the Israeli air force intervening with fighter planes for the first time since the May 24 Israeli pullout from southern Lebanon -- DAMASCUS (AFP)
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