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Tuesday, August 03, 2010

New IDF announcement on events on Lebanese border

The IDF released this announcement a few moments ago:
LAF Opens Fire at IDF Force on Northern Border

Earlier today during the mid-day hours, the Lebanese Armed Forces (LAF) fired at an IDF position along the Lebanese border in northern Israel. The force was in Israeli territory, carrying out routine maintenance and was pre-coordinated with UNIFIL. The border area is east of the Israeli town Metula. The incident occurred west of the internationally recognized "Blue Line" (the border between Israel and Lebanon) and east of the security fence, thus lying in Israeli territory.

The IDF force immediately returned fire with light arms at a force of the LAF, and the IDF also made use of artillery fire. Several minutes later an Israel Air Force (IAF) helicopter fired at the LAF Battalion Command Center in Al-Taybeh, damaging several LAF armored combat vehicles.

The IDF holds the LAF responsible for the incident that disrupted the calm in the region, and its consequences.

The IDF Chief of the General Staff, Lt. Gen. Gabi Ashkenazi arrived at the Israeli-Lebanese border, is following the events closely as they unfold, and is constantly holding situation assessment reports with the OC Northern Command, Maj. Gen. Gadi Eisenkot, as well as the Galilee Regional Division commander and additional commanders

The Israeli public in the Galilee region to carry on with their routine way of life.
I should have more for you soon.


At 4:38 PM, Blogger NormanF said...

Whether it widens is really in the hands of Hezbollah. The Lebanese army is just a polite fiction.

Its up to Nasrallah to decide whether the 2006 truce has outlived its usefulness.

So much for the UN and its supposed good works.

At 5:35 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh great, another war against a guerrilla organization when we still have a leadership that fears the kangaroo court at The Hague more than it values the survival of the nation.

The best we can hope is it's a one-off incident that'll die down in a few days.


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