Monday, January 21, 2008

Body Parts Swap Shop

Sheikh Nasrallah holding a US made M-16, probably the closest he has ever gotten to combat.

Sheikh Hassan Nasrallah leader of the terrorist group Hezbollah said they had the "heads, the hands, the feet and even a nearly intact cadaver" of Israeli soldiers in a speech marking his first public appearance in more than a year. In a blunt attempt to open dialogue between the two sides.

He addressed Shia Muslim supporters at a rally in southern Beirut to celebrate the holy Shia commemoration of Ashura.

Hezbollah crossed the Israeli border in July 2006 and killed 8 Israeli soldiers and snatched two more. Israel then launched a 34 day campaign against Hezbollah.

About 1,200 people including civilians and Hezbollah fighters died in Lebanon during the conflict and about 160 Israelis mainly soldiers were killed during the short war. The Hezbollah terrorists have a high popularity with the gullible Lebanese People and used them as shields and to hide amongst.

Sheikh Nasrallah surrounded by bodyguards as he walked through a Shia neighbourhood in southern Beirut was greeted by supporters chanting "God protect Nasrallah, Death to America, Death to Israel , Death to puppies and kittens".

Nasrallah told the crowds: "Our fighters were fighting and confronting these Zionists. They were killing them and collecting the remains of their bodies, its their hobby."

"I am not talking about insignificant bodily remains. I tell the Israelis we have heads, hands, legs of your soldiers. We also have a nearly intact cadaver from the head down to the pelvis, get them while stocks last ."

The last time Sheikh Nasrallah made public appearance was in September 2006, after the war which Hezbollah claimed as a "victory".

He had bravely gone into hiding out of harms way during the war amid Israeli threats to kill him.

Body parts of Israeli soldiers have previously been used in prisoner exchanges between the two sides. If they have enough parts to make up one Israeli soldier then they get one of their prisoners back.

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