By William Tucker
Five French Peacekeepers were wounded yesterday in Southern Lebanon when a roadside bomb detonated near their vehicle. Forensic experts from UNIFIL are investigating the attack along with members of the Lebanese military. This is the second such attack on Peacekeepers in Lebanon since it was revealed that several members of Hezbollah were indicted for their participation in the assassination for former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri. The investigation into the assassination has put some pressure on Hezbollah, but it is this pressure, coupled with the unrest in neighboring Syria, that has put the terror group in a tight spot. It isn’t clear that these bombings are the work of Hezbollah, nor is it clear that they are related to the investigation. The timing, however, is curious. As the tribunal moves forward Hezbollah could take more aggressive action if they feel sufficiently threatened. That threshold hasn’t yet been reached, but with the tribunal scheduled to release more information on the indictments, the situation could change rapidly.