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Hezbollah hiding behind civilians is not grounds for calling them terrorists, but the kidnapping of civilian's and suicide bombings are.  

Whether Hezbollah hide behind civilian's or not, I believe they do and so does people in the UN (see Jan Egeland's comments), in the fight in Lebanon it shows that civilian's are taking up arms against military units something, which is clearly a violation of the Geneva Convention stating that all combatants including guerrilla forces, even civilians, have to wear recognizable and distinctive signs from a distance.  Even so my personal opinion is that Hezbollah has got a large amount of civilian supporters in the south, which has been supplied with weapons and is ready to fight on a relative short notice in direct violation of the Geneva Convention.

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by Gjermund E Jansen (gjans1@hotmail.com) on Tue Aug 29th, 2006 at 07:18:45 PM EST
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