25 Interesting Facts About Middle Eastern Countries – Part 3 of 5

October 31, 2015
Comments (7)
  1. Des says:

    You say that Lebanon didbt declare war,then immediately say it did in another fact, before self defence forces were established.

    1. Jack Mehoff says:

      According to the sources, Lebanon’s army was part of the initial invasion, but was the first to seek an armistice in 1949.

      1. Des says:

        Yes, but it doesnt negate the fact that they declared war.

  2. Ralph Stone says:

    Who publishes kickassfacts? I’ve queried Google and have looked around, but I cannot find any names associated with the publication. Who are the people behind the page?

    1. Jack says:

      Not sure if you can find their names but there’s a post where they talk about themselves. If you search kick a** facts for “Anouncement” this is a from the people on the website and it’s the only time they talk about themselves.

  3. Andrew says:

    I noticed the Lebanon conflict also. Which is correct?

  4. Jack says:

    Lebanon did declare war on Israel along with other Arab nations at the time. However they only contributed 1,000 soldiers so their efforts were more for Arab unity than a serious attempt to defeat Israel. Israel easily pushed them out of Galiee and up into northern Lebanon, allowing Israel to occupy Southern Lebanon. Realizing they could lose half their country in defeat they instead signed an armistice with Israel (the first Arab country to do so) and Israel gave them the land back. This lasted until 1978 when Israel entered into the Lebanese Civil War after the Coastal Road Massacre.

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