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Thursday, August 12, 2010

IDF re-examining its rules of engagement with the Lebanese Armed Forces

In light of the cold-blooded murder of IDF Lt. Col. Dov Harari on the Lebanese border last week, the IDF is re-examining its rules of engagement with the Lebanese Armed Forces.
The IDF has traditionally viewed the Lebanese army as a relatively neutral force that lacked the hostile intent of Hizbullah. But last week’s unprovoked attack on Israeli soldiers who were clearing a tree along the border, north of the fence but within Israel, which claimed the life of 45-year-old Lt.-Col. (res.) Dov Harari, a father of four, and the Lebanese Army’s failure to take action against the officer who ordered the attack, has dramatically altered the IDF’s perception of Lebanon’s army.

Three Lebanese soldiers and a journalist were killed when Israel returned fire last Tuesday, using artillery and a helicopter gunship.

IDF soldiers will likely face less restrictive rules of engagement if they find themselves under attack from the Lebanese Army in the future.
That's probably long overdue.


At 4:59 AM, Blogger in the vanguard said...

"Re-examining" they say. Always thinking backwards. They should never have been politically correct in the first place. Just as sure as they didn't have to "investigate" the "case" against the flotilla debacle, as if to admit that they may have borne "some" guilt.

At 10:43 AM, Blogger NormanF said...

The politicians who tied the hands of the IDF are complicit in Dov Hariri's murder. Its too little, too late to do him any good.

They disgust me!


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