by Ynet Reporters
While Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad blasted Israel during his speech in Beirut and received an honorary doctorate from a local university, his wife was attending various conferences in south Lebanon. The president himself arrived in the area on Thursday.
Azam al-Sadat Farahi, an engineer with a master’s degree in education, and other representatives from the Iranian delegation visited the village of Mleeta, where Hezbollah opened the “Museum for Resistance Tourism” a few months ago.
Female supporters of Hezbollah and relatives of terrorists from the Shiite group who were killed during the war with Israel greeted the delegation with flowers, and Ahmadinejad’s wife and son signed the village guestbook.
Meanwhile, the residents of Israel’s border communities are continuing with their daily routine. “From our homes we can see the boardwalk that was funded by Iran. On better days it is used to gather information on the IDF’s activity, and during bad times it will serve as a Hezbollah outpost,” said Shimon Biton, secretary of Moshav Avivim.
Ami Dahan, also from Avivim, added, “There were reports that the Iranian president was planning to approach the border fence and throw stones. For every stone he throws, we will build another home and plant a new tree.
“Those who should be worried are the residents of south Lebanon. They suffered abuse at the hands of the Syrian regime for 40 years, and now they may fall victim to the abuse of an extremist Iranian regime. When looking over the fence you don’t see symbols of an independent Lebanese state, but flags of Hezbollah and Iran, which are tightening their grip on the south of the country,” he said.