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Hizbullah leader Hassan Nasrallah
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Syrian President Bashar Assad
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Hizbullah: Halutz's resignation due to war failures

Hizbullah's television network al-Manar reports of Chief of Staff Dan Halutz's resignation saying it came 'following failures of Lebanon war.' Damascus calls it 'new blow to Olmert's government'

The Hizbullah organization announced Israel Defense Force Chief of Staff Dan Halutz's resignation Wednesday morning claiming that this is definite proof of the organization's victory over the IDF in the second Lebanon war.


The organization's television station al-Manar opened its morning edition with the report of Halutz's resignation saying that it came "following the failures of the last war in Lebanon."


However, an official response has not yet been given by the organization's officials.



The Syrian Arab News Agency reported that sources in Damascus called Halutz's resignation: "A new blow to Ehud Olmert's government, a government that has been subject to a chain of political scandals, the most prominent of which is the opening of a criminal investigation against Olmert for corruption."


Syrian officials have not yet responded to the resignation either.


About a week ago, a member of Hizbullah Hussein el-Hajj Hassan said that the IDF Intelligence Branch's claim that his organization was rearming itself with an even greater stockpile of weapons than it had on the eve of the war was a confession of Israel's failure.


פרסום ראשון: 01.17.07, 12:47
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