BEIRUT: Former Prime Minister Fouad Siniora said Thursday that solidarity among the Lebanese during Israel’s July 2006 war on Lebanon helped the resistance confront the aggression and pave the way for reconstruction.
“These efforts paved the way for the success of the most important and greatest experience of reconstruction after a destructive war,” the Sidon MP said in a statement on the sixth anniversary of the war.
The reconstruction process kicked off at the 2006 Stockholm Donor Conference, opening the way for Arab and international funding for the redevelopment Siniora said.
The Amal Movement added that the formula of the Army, people and resistance remains the best means to deter Israel, as demonstrated during the war. “It was the weapon of victory in all stages of resisting occupation,” Amal said.
The movement highlighted its adherence to U.N. Security Council Resolution 1701, which put an end to the war, while highlighting that Israel was violating it through its continuous incursions into Lebanese land and violations of Lebanon’s airspace.