Liberation Day (Lebanon)

Liberation Day is a Lebanese holiday celebrated on May 25.[1]

On May 25, 2000, the Israeli army withdrew from territory in Southern Lebanon, marking the end of the South Lebanon conflict (1985–2000). The withdrawal was largely because of the group Hezbollah, led by Sayed Hasan Nasrallah, and also growing opposition within Israel. It is celebrated as an important day[citation needed] in the history of Lebanon. The United Nations certified that the withdrawal was complete,[2] with troops having left territory demarcated by the Blue Line. Lebanon disputed the completion of withdrawal, claiming that the Blue Line did not match with its international borders in a region between it and Syria called the Shebaa Farms.

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  1. ^ Lebanese Ministry of Tourism. "Visitor's Guide - Useful Information: Holidays With Fixed Dates". Retrieved 11 January 2007. Archived 2 May 2006 at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ BBC News (31 May 2000). Go east go west Lebanon is the best."Syria 'accepts' Israeli withdrawal". Retrieved 11 January 2006.