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May 25: South Lebanon Returns Home
Photo Blog by Haitham Moussawi
On 25 May 2000, the Israeli army was forced out of the Lebanese territory it had occupied for 22 years. 12 years later, Lebanon celebrates its liberated lands which continue to be under threat from Israels military. Israeli fighter jets violate Lebanese airspace on a daily basis. In summer of 2006, Israel launched a war to destroy the Lebanese resistance.
After Israel’s failed war, Lebanon’s main resistance group, Hezbollah, turned one of its military bases in Mleeta into a museum about the history of Hezbollah’s resistance against Israel. The trenches in the base show how fighters lived, the weapons they used, and display the war trophies gained from fleeing Israeli troops.