Adonis Diaries

Diary of the war in 2006 (continue)

Posted on: October 21, 2008

August 14, 2006

 

This is Monday and at 8 a.m. Israel decided to stop the military activities.  Last night, Israel poured its last minutes of vengeance and hatred on Lebanon by dropping thousands of various bombs and rockets on southern Beirut, the Bekaa and Akar.  There are indications that they used bombes that spread thousands of tiny bombs against individuals; a few cases of injuries happened this morning when children manipulated these tiny booby bombs.  Israel dropped leaflets warning that it will target Beirut if missiles are activated. Israel pronounced that it will maintain air, water and ground blockades until the multinational forces take over. The UN and the Lebanese army have warned our citizens not to touch or approach suspicious objects.

The refugees are on the move back to their home towns by the thousands; they are carrying their mattresses and blankets stacked high over their cars.  They did not wait for any kind of permissions, they did not wait for the army to lead the way, and certainly, they did not wait for Israel to give the green light to their return. They are the heroes after the cease fire; they are the ones who clenched our total victory over the despicable enemy.  The locals at the nearby destroyed bridges and roads are repairing as best they can and facilitating the convoys of the returnees.

Adreas, helped by 5 of the neighbors’ kids, cleaned the basement where William sleeps and rearranged the living room so that they can meet and play.  This place is supposed to become their meeting harbor before they disperse for outdoor activities. I guess they intend to bring their daily food supplies and they were dreaming of sleeping overnight too.

The IDF has vacated the town of Marjeyoun. The war is going on in the south; Hezbollah killed seven Israeli soldiers and wounded 17.  It looks like the agreement of April in 1996 all over again, after the first Qana massacre, where guerilla warfare is legitimate and the civilians are spared.  If the Lebanese government is steadfast behind the resistance fighters, it will not take four years for Israel to retreat to the Blue Line but merely one week.

I took Chelsea around 7 p.m. to Beit Chabab to celebrate the day of the Virgin Mary and meet a few of her friends.  This was no celebrations this year though it would have been most appropriate because of the end of the cease fire and our victory.  Chelsea bought herself a hair band and another cheap toy and ate “mankouchi”. While visiting my aunt Montaha, Nasallah was delivering his powerful speech.  We returned about 9 and I watched the interview with our minister of Defense.

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