And exactly how much of Lebanon qualifies as "occupied" by the "Israeli enemy" (as opposed to the Syrian enemy?)? A tiny parcel, but is it actually part of Lebanon? Or part of Syria? From Wikipedia:
Originally Posted by megimoo
So, why is Shebaa Farms now considered Lebanese, when every official document for the last half century has had it marked as Syrian? Why, to justify Lebanese participation in anti-Israeli attacks. But, like the Tomb of Rachel, which has been retroactively declared a mosque since her death, about 2,000 years before the birth of Mohammed, this bit of sleight of hand has apparently been approved by the UN, or at least one cartographer, but that's good enough for propaganda purposes.
Map of the Shebaa Farms.
Shebaa Farms (Arabic: مزارع شبعا, Mazāri‘ Šib‘ā; Hebrew: חוות שבעא, Havot Sheba‘a or הר דוב, Har Dov) refers to a small piece of land with disputed sovereignty on the border between Lebanon and the Israeli-occupied portion of the Golan Heights. Currently, both Syria and Lebanon agree that the Shebaa Farms are within Lebanese territory; however, Israel maintains that the area was within Syria's borders and continues to occupy the territory
. The United Nations agreed with Israel
that the area is not covered by United Nations Security Council Resolution 425, which governed the withdrawal from Lebanon, inasmuch as the Farms are not Lebanese territory, and the UN certified Israel's pullout.
Documents from the 1920s and 1930s indicate that some local inhabitants regarded themselves as part of Lebanon, yet after the French Mandate of Lebanon ended in 1946, the land was administered by Syria, and represented as such in all maps of the time
. The maps of the 1949 Armistice Agreements between Syria and Israel also designated the area as Syrian, and Maps of both the Syrian and Lebanese armies continued to demarcate the region within Syrian territory.
Syria, since its eviction from Lebanon in 2005 and ending its 30-year long occupation of its small neighbor, has continuously refused to provide the United Nations with the legal documentation officially ceding sovereignty to Lebanon over the Shebaa Farms
, despite public statements by Syrian officials. In fact, in 1956, Syrian forces killed two Lebanese gendarmes manning the Shebaa Farms post, an act of war to which Lebanon, under threats and pressure, never objected
 and the Shebaa Farms became effectively Syrian until Israel seized the territory along with the Golan Heights during the 1967 Six-Day W
ar, and has held it ever since. The UN has proposed that Israel withdraw from the area and that it be considered international territory to be controlled by UNIFIL. In 2007 a UN cartographer came to the conclusion that the Sheeba farms is Lebanese territory