Fear and loathing in GhajarDecember 19, 2005 17:13 by BackSpin Editor
The Daily Telegraph highlights the problems of Ghajar. The Israeli-Lebanese border runs straight through the center of the village:
For them, the town’s alleys and houses provide the perfect cover to strike Israeli units. That is because the border, defined in 2000 by the United Nations, splits the village in two.
The lack of defences means that Hizbollah can enter the Israeli side at will….
Inside the town hall, which flies a Star of David flag, although it is officially on the Lebanese side of the high street, Mr Khatib knows who should be held responsible for the town’s identity crisis and the violence it brings.
“We blame the United Nations,” he said. “Putting the border down the centre of the village?”