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Lebanese Villagers Recorded Driving Away Hezbollah Militia

3:33 PM, Aug 26, 2009 • By JOHN NOONAN
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The feel-good story of the day:

The IDF published on Tuesday a video depicting an altercation that took place this week in the southern Lebanese village of Marwakhin between local residents and Hezbollah operatives.

Taken by a unit of the IDF's Field Intelligence Corps, the video shows a group of Hezbollah members arriving at the village and attempting, according to the army's estimates, to take over residents' houses and store weapons and rockets inside.

However, the village resident did not remain quiet, and tried to forcefully resist the attempt. At some point the Hezbollah men fired their guns in the air, and the locals did the same in response.

After hours of clashes Lebanese Army forces arrived at the village in a bid to prevent a violent clash from erupting. There were apparently no injuries in the altercation.

Two days later the members of the Shiite organization finally left the mostly Sunni village under Lebanese Army protection.

The only things missing were the torches and pitchforks. Video here.