Lebanon's army chief hails victory following Israeli report
An Israeli report on the 2006 Lebanon war is a victory for both the Lebanese army and for Hizbullah, Lebanon's army chief said in comments published Thursday. "We did not expect an official Israeli body to condemn publicly its government and army," General Michel Sleiman, who is tipped to become president, told As-Safir newspaper.
"The Winograd Report confirms that Israel ... is the one that took the decision to launch war on Lebanon without any justification. "Israel's public admission that its army failed in Lebanon strengthens our confidence in ourselves as Lebanese ... and confirms the joint victory of the army and the resistance," he added.
Meanwhile, the Lebanese government issued a statement in which it warned that Israel "failed to learn its lessons and is preparing for a new war on Lebanon."