Report: Iran won't play role in south Lebanon reconstruction


Tehran has informed the relevant parties that it is “not concerned” with reconstruction operations in south Lebanon when the current confrontation between Israel and Hezbollah ends, a media report said.

Iran has argued that Israel’s war machine is to blame for the destruction, Lebanon’s Nidaa al-Watan newspaper reported on Thursday.

Tehran said that its experience during the eight-year war with Iraq in the 1980s “did not lead to Iran getting compensations from the former Soviet Union after Iraq’s use of Soviet weapons back then,” the daily said.

Cross-border exchanges between Israel and Hezbollah have killed at least 271 people on the Lebanese side since October 8, most of them Hezbollah fighters but also including 42 civilians. On the Israeli side, 10 soldiers and six civilians have been killed, according to the Israeli army.

Israel’s attacks have also caused major destruction in south Lebanon’s border towns and tens of thousands of residents have been displaced.

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Missing un520 22 February 2024, 15:01

What else is new? (No) business as usual . Leave is to the none-shia, as usual...

Thumb 22 February 2024, 20:27

International humanitarian law, which includes the Geneva Conventions, outlines rules for the conduct of armed conflicts. Deliberate targeting of civilian infrastructure is generally prohibited, and parties involved in a conflict are obligated to minimize harm to civilians and their property. Violations of these laws may lead to legal and moral responsibilities for the aggressor to compensate for the damages.

There are arguments for Hezbollah and its backer to take responsibility for the damages caused in Occupied Palestine. This could be in line with principles of accountability in armed conflicts.

Equally, by disproportionately targeting civilian infrastructure in Lebanon for decades, the Zionists are obligated to contribute to the reconstruction efforts as a form of restitution for the harm caused. This would be in line with international humanitarian law, which prohibits excessive and indiscriminate attacks on civilians.