A right-wing military commander from southern Lebanon is asking for world aid for what he says is a forgotten war.
A right-wing military commander from southern Lebanon is asking for world aid for what he says is a forgotten war. Major Sa'ad Haddad, commander of a Christian enclave bordering Israel made the appeal at a news conference in the Israeli border town of Metullah.
SYNOPSIS: Israel's border with Lebanon assumed a new significance during Lebanon's civil war. Some Lebanese were allowed through the frontier fence, first for medical aid, and then for trade. Now Israel continues her links, and is maintaining support for the Christian-held enclave in the south of Lebanon, where fighting is still going on.
A Foreign Affairs and Security Committee of the Israeli parliament, the Knesset, recently toured the border area, and met Major Haddad. This was followed by a visit by Major Haddad to a hotel at Metullah just across Israel's border.