Der libanesische Premierminister Fuad Siniora in einem Interview mit der arabischen Tageszeitung Al-Hayat über den Tag, an dem der Libanonkrieg begann (12. Juli 2006):
Fuad Siniora Foto: IMF
PM Siniora: I was having a meeting with His Excellency President Emile Lahoud when we were informed of the operation. After the meeting, I sent for Haj Hussein Khalil (the political aide to the Secretary-General of Hezbollah, Mr. Hassan Nasrallah), and discussed the issue with him.
I asked him, „Why the operation, and why outside the Shebaa Farms?‘
He replied: „We got the chance.“
I asked him:“Did you consult anyone?‘
He said, „Like whom?“
I answered: „The government. Are you confronting it with a fait accompli?“
I reminded him of what Mr. Nasrallah had said in the national dialogue, that the Resistance would not interfere in operations, and, if it did, it would only be as a reminder to the enemy in the Shebaa Farms area.
I asked him, „What will the Israelis do?“
He answered: „Nothing“.