Lebanese citizens living in the Hezbollah stronghold of Bint Jbeil are aiding the Israeli soldiers advancing on terrorist enclaves in that southern Lebanon town.
According to the Galil Report, many of the Lebanese, who refused to flee their homes, volunteered information to Israeli troops — information that included the locations of Hezbollah members hiding in Bint Jbeil, as well as other terrorist installations in the region.
Bint Jbeil is widely known to be Hezbollah’s “capital” in southern Lebanon, and most of its residents “see Hezbollah as having held them captive for years, using their village to fire rockets and plan attacks. They are eager to get Hezbollah out of their town,” said a US intelligence source.
Historically, the Israel Defense Forces and the South Lebanon Army maintained positions in and around Bint Jbeil during Israel’s 18-year occupation of southern Lebanon, and had cultivated good relations with many of the town’s residents.
In addition, over the years Israeli intelligence officers have formed alliances with their Lebanese counterparts and gathered intelligence from these informants. While police use the term “informants,” intelligence operatives use the term “assets” to describe those providing information.
Meanwhile, Israeli ground forces are pushing Hezbollah terrorists from positions in southern Lebanon, and they are collecting the bodies of the gunmen killed in battle and storing them in refrigerated containers in Israel.
Military officials told the ”’Associated Press”’ that six bodies had been collected and transferred to Israel so far. In previous years, the Israeli government would trade the corpses of Hezbollah fighters, along with jailed Lebanese and Palestinians, for Israelis abducted by the terror group.
However, according to Ha’aratz, Prime Minister Ehud Olmert “insists Israel will not conduct a prisoner exchange for the two Israel Defense Forces soldiers taken by Hezbollah on July 12, which sparked off [sic] the current round of violence.”
Hezbollah corpses not returned to Lebanon are buried in special cemeteries set aside for terrorists. Both the Jewish and Muslim faiths require quick burial of the deceased.
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