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Israeli PM: We'll continue to hunt down Hezbollah leaders
by Haaretz (reposted)
Monday Aug 14th, 2006 6:47 AM
Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, in his first address to the Knesset plenum since the United Nations brokered cease-fire went into effect hours earlier, said Monday afternoon that Israel would continue to pursue the leaders of Hezbollah, whose July 12 abduction of two IDF soldiers sparked the past month of fighting.
A tense calm took the place of bitter fighting at 8 A.M. Monday, as the guns were stilled after more than a month of hostilties between Israel and Hezbollah.

He vowed that Israel would continue to hunt down the leaders of Hezbollah, calling it a "moral right," and said that Israel reserved the right to respond to any violation of the United Nations-brokered truce.

The prime minister said the month-long military offensive had hurt Hezbollah's long-term capabilities, its arsenal and its confidence.

Israel will not apologize for the offensive, he said.

Olmert also said that Israel's response to the cross-border attack against Hezbollah had proved that Israel would not tolerate any threat to its sovereignty.

The speech was interrupted by Arab MK Ahmed Tibi, whose repeated heckling resulted in his removal from the plenum. Several other legislators were also removed.

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http://haaretz.com/hasen/spages/750416.html

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