Iran: Lebanese victory over Israel in 2006 war marks a ‘golden page’ in history

August 14, 2016 - 18:34

TEHRAN – Iran’s First Vice-President Es’haq Jahangiri said on Sunday that the Lebanese people’s victory against the Zionist regime of Israel in the 33-day war in 2006 is a “golden page in history of Lebanon and the freedom seeking nations”.

“This victory was reached thanks to the Lebanese people’s empathy and unity and integrity of the resistance officials,” Jahangiri wrote in a message to Lebanese Prime Minister Tammam Salam.

The 2006 Lebanon War, also called the 2006 Israel–Hezbollah War, was a 33-day military conflict between Hezbollah and the Israel Defense Forces in Lebanon, Northern Israel and the Golan Heights.

The Hezbollah victory shattered the myth of the invincibility of the Israeli army. It caused a political earthquake in Israel. Israel lost more than 100 soldiers in the war.

A five-member Winograd Committee, appointed to examine Israel's performance in the 2006 war, concluded in January 2008 that the war “was a big and serious failure” for Israel.


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