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After the start of Israel's withdrawal from southern Lebanon, the Arabs decide to react.|
'We were going to give them a real licking. Unfortunatel y, this time they got away.'
Amr Okasha in the Egyptian opposition daily Al-Wafd ; Israeli and other arms are aimed squarely at Palestine.
In the pan-Arab daily Al-Hayat. By Habib Haddad
"I fail to understand the logic of those who call for Hizbullah to disarm. Why would we advocate that a victorious army [Hizbullah] disarm?" -- Yousri El-Sayed , Nahdet Masr
"The missiles [in Lebanon] postponed the people's protest against the hostile rise of prices." -- Al-Masri Al-Yom
"We call upon our leaders to consult with us for... without us [the people] you are worth nothing." -- Mahmoud Abaza, Al-Wafd
"Lebanon is in a situation where it will be a victim if it challenges Israel or a traitor if it confronts Hizbullah." -- Anton Gaagaa , Al-Massira
"One can conclude from the recent atrocities against Lebanon that Israel gave up any illusions to establish a joint future with its northern neighbours." -- Hazem Saghia , Al-Hayat
"Nasrallah has given French forces the opportunity to enter Lebanon again." -- Abdullah Al-Utaibi, Al-Ittihad