Souha Bechara, the woman who tried to assassinate Antoine Lahd, has been speaking. Lahd was the leader of Israeli proxy militia the South Lebanon Army.
Bechara was jailed straight away on 17 November 1988. She was just 21 years old, and spent the next fifteen years in Israel’s torture-prison Khiam in south Lebanon. Khiam was liberated when the Israelis left in 2000.
The former Communist says she only fired two bullets at Lahd because it represents the V for victory sign, and “”It was also a message for Lebanese to spare their bullets against each other for the fight against Israel.”
She had a dig at Hizbollah – saying they undermined the communist and secular resistance. “You may wonder why the others didn’t recognize us as a part of the resistance,” she said. “We don’t need them to. Ask the soil in the South, and it will tell you.”