Hezbollah said its leader has given Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad an Israeli rifle captured from an Israeli soldier during the 2006 war with Israel as a gift to cap off his two-day visit to Lebanon.
But Israeli daily Yediot Aharonot reported Sunday that Hezbollah chief Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah deceived the Iranian President.
The daily said the gun was a type of weapon that has not been used by the Israeli military since the early 1970s, meaning it could not have been taken from soldiers during the 2006 war.
The paper quoted a military spokesperson as saying the weapon was “most likely” an FNFAL 7.62 rifle that went out of use in 1974.
The 2006 war resulted in the killing of over 1200 Lebanese mostly civilians and 160 Israelis mainly military. Over 1 million mostly Shiites became homeless and over 120, 000 housing units were destroyed . But the end of the 34 day war Hezbollah chief declared a “divine victory “
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