We’ve added yet another holiday to the plethora of national holidays. Today was Resistance and Liberation Day, to commemorate Israel’s withdrawal from the south on May 24, 2000. We’ve got 18 public holidays now, against 9 in Holland. I am not complaining.
Fatimah's Gate, in Kfar Kila; Two Lebanese soldiers and a Spanish Unifil member walk along the fence with Israel.
I went down south to check out this newly opened ‘Resistance Tourist Landmark’, as the sign post announced. It was quite entertaining, I must say. I’m a bit of a WWI buff, and can really appreciate this type of military display of trenches, sandbags and battlefield equipment. After all, southern Belgium and northern France are teeming with these types of museums, so why not have one in Lebanon as well?
Fatimah's Gate, in Kfar Kila; the houses in the picture are in Metullah, an Israeli village.