Charaf stands on a solitary launcher dating back to the occupation era in Kfar Tibnit, Tuesday, May 24, 2016. (The Daily Star/Mohammed Zaatari)
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The picturesque spot seems idyllic but has a brutal past as the site was where Israeli occupation forces and agents of the South Lebanon Army stationed artillery to target the surrounding villages.Over the last 16 years, Resistance and Liberation Day, the anniversary of the Israeli withdrawal, has become an unforgettable date for many Lebanese. Before being forced from Lebanon, Israel and its allies would fire shells from the established "security zone" into areas across the south, recalled Umm Hussein. She remembers the Israeli outpost at Dabsheh from where troops launched attacks against resistance forces. The village of Arnoun, next to the historic Beaufort Castle, was also inside Israel's Lebanese "security zone". The Israelis would raid us day and night, arrest and surround us, and cut off necessities from the village," Katabi told The Daily Star.The children will never forget when their school in Arab Salim, in Iqlim al-Tuffah, was hit from an outpost in Swaida.
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