Lebanon War Wikipedia. Lebanon War. Part of the IsraeliLebanese conflict and the IranIsrael proxy conflict5Bombed out buildings in Lebanon, 2. Belligerents Israel. Hezbollah. Amal2LCP3PFLP GC4Commanders and leaders. Ehud OlmertPrime Minister of IsraelAmir Peretz. Dan Halutz. Moshe Kaplinsky. Get the latest breaking news across the U. S. on ABCNews. com. Hezbollah Participant in the Lebanese Civil War, IsraeliLebanese conflict, 2006 Lebanon War, 2008 Lebanon Conflict and the Syrian Civil War. Udi Adam. Eliezer Shkedi. David Ben Baashat. Hassan NasrallahSecretary General of HezbollahImad Mughniyeh. Jacob Bender CAIR Phillys Islamo Jew Fuhrer Used Health Symposium To Rail Against White Supremacy, Breitbart FOX October 31, 2017 Tariq Ramadan Moderate. Get the latest international news and world events from Asia, Europe, the Middle East, and more. See world news photos and videos at ABCNews. 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Lebanon War. 5 tanks were damaged beyond repair lasting vehicle kills, 2. Smoke over Haifa, Israel, after a rocket launched by Hezbollah hit the city near Bnei Zion hospital. The 2. 00. 6 Lebanon War, also called the 2. IsraelHezbollah War and known in Lebanon as the July War2 Arabic, arb Tammz and in Israel as the Second Lebanon War Hebrew, Milhemet Levanon Ha. Shniya,5. 2 was a 3. Lebanon, Northern Israel and the Golan Heights. The principal parties were Hezbollah paramilitary forces and the Israel Defense Forces IDF. The conflict started on 1. July 2. 00. 6, and continued until a United Nations brokered ceasefire went into effect in the morning on 1. August 2. 00. 6, though it formally ended on 8 September 2. Israel lifted its naval blockade of Lebanon. Due to unprecedented Iranian military support to Hezbollah before and during the war, some consider it the first round of the IranIsrael proxy conflict, rather than a continuation of the ArabIsraeli conflict. The conflict was precipitated by the 2. Hezbollah cross border raid. On 1. 2 July 2. 00. Hezbollah fighters fired rockets at Israeli border towns as a diversion for an anti tank missile attack on two armored Humvees patrolling the Israeli side of the border fence. The ambush left three soldiers dead. Two Israeli soldiers were abducted and taken by Hezbollah to Lebanon. Five more were killed in Lebanon, in a failed rescue attempt. Hezbollah demanded the release of Lebanese prisoners held by Israel in exchange for the release of the abducted soldiers. Israel refused and responded with airstrikes and artillery fire on targets in Lebanon. Israel attacked both Hezbollah military targets and Lebanese civilian infrastructure, including Beiruts Rafic Hariri International Airport. The IDF launched a ground invasion of Southern Lebanon. Israel also imposed an air and naval blockade. Hezbollah then launched more rockets into northern Israel and engaged the IDF in guerrilla warfare from hardened positions. The conflict is believed to have killed between 1,1. Lebanese people,5. Israelis. 6. 3 It severely damaged Lebanese civil infrastructure, and displaced approximately one million Lebanese6. Israelis. 6. 56. On 1. August 2. United Nations Security Council unanimously approved United Nations Security Council Resolution 1. UNSCR 1. 70. 1 in an effort to end the hostilities. The resolution, which was approved by both the Lebanese and Israeli governments the following days, called for disarmament of Hezbollah, for withdrawal of the IDF from Lebanon, and for the deployment of the Lebanese Armed Forces and an enlarged United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon UNIFIL in the south. UNIFIL was given an expanded mandate, including the ability to use force to ensure that their area of operations was not used for hostile activities, and to resist attempts by force to prevent them from discharging their duties. The Lebanese Army began deploying in Southern Lebanon on 1. August 2. 00. 6. The blockade was lifted on 8 September 2. On 1 October 2. 00. Israeli troops withdrew from Lebanon, although the last of the troops continued to occupy the border straddling village of Ghajar. In the time since the enactment of UNSCR 1. Lebanese government and UNIFIL have stated that they will not disarm Hezbollah. The remains of the two captured soldiers, whose fates were unknown, were returned to Israel on 1. July 2. 00. 8 as part of a prisoner exchange. Background. Cross border attacks from southern Lebanon into Israel by the Palestine Liberation Organization PLO dated as far back as 1. Six Day War the area became a significant base for attacks following the arrival of the PLO leadership and its Fatah brigade following their 1. Jordan. Starting about this time, increasing demographic tensions related to the Lebanese National Pact, which had divided governmental powers among religious groups throughout the country 3. Lebanese Civil War 1. Concurrently, Syria began a 2. Israels 1. 97. 8 invasion of Lebanon failed to stem the Palestinian attacks in the long run, but Israel invaded Lebanon again in 1. PLO. 7. 4 Israel withdrew to a borderland buffer zone in southern Lebanon, held with the aid of proxy militants in the South Lebanon Army SLA. The invasion also led to the conception of a new Shiamilitant group, which in 1. Hezbollah, and declared an armed struggle to end the Israeli occupation of Lebanese territory. When the Lebanese Civil War ended and other warring factions agreed to disarm, both Hezbollah and the SLA refused. Ten years later, Israel withdrew from South Lebanon to the UN designated and internationally recognized Blue Line border in 2. The withdrawal also led to the immediate collapse of the SLA, and Hezbollah quickly took control of the area. Later, citing continued Israeli control of the Shebaa farms region and the internment of Lebanese prisoners in Israel, Hezbollah intensified its cross border attacks, and used the tactic of seizing soldiers from Israel as leverage for a prisoner exchange in 2. All told, from summer 2. Israeli withdrawal, until summer 2. Hezbollah conducted approximately 2. Israel most of them artillery fire, some raids and some via proxies inside Israel. In these attacks, including the attack that precipitated the Israeli response that developed into the war, 3. Israelis were killed and 1. In August 2. 00. 6, in an article in The New Yorker, Seymour Hersh claimed that the White House gave the green light for the Israeli government to execute an attack on Hezbollah in Lebanon.