Although the Lebanese army claimed the 2 “Intelligence Directorate soldiers” were targeted with smoke grenades and suffered from smoke inhalation, the IDF said troops fired smoke grenades toward “suspicious individuals” [not in uniform] who approached the border fence near the Israeli communities of Netua and Dovev.
By ANNA AHRONHEIM
The Lebanese army accused Israel of injuring two soldiers who were on patrol along the border fence Tuesday morning.
According to the Lebanese army, the two soldiers were targeted with smoke grenades and suffered from smoke inhalation near the town of Rmaich across the border from the Israeli communities of Netua and Dovev. Continue Reading »
At the last moment the Lebanese Army chief, who’s already in Washington D.C., decides to boycotts a major conference of chiefs of staff from NATO + US allies, due to the attendance of Gadi Eizenkot, the IDF Chief of Staff.
By Elad Benari
Lebanon’s chief of staff, Gen. Joseph Aoun, boycotted a major conference of chiefs of staff hosted by the United States, which was attended by IDF Chief of Staff, Lt. Gen. Gadi Eizenkot.
Lt. Gen. Gadi Eizenkot – Photo: IDF Spokesperson’s Unit
The conference was held at the beginning of the week in Washington, Haaretz reported. Although Aoun did not attend, army heads from other Arab countries like Egypt and Jordan, which have peace treaties with Israel, as well as Saudi Arabia, which doesn’t, did participate in the event, the newspaper noted. Continue Reading »
After Israel’s DM Lieberman alleged how Lebanon’s army is an “integral part of Hezbollah,” and now both would be legitimate strategic targets in the next war with Hezbollah, a Lebanese military official impugned Lieberman’s allegation, asserting that country’s army is totally independent, subordinate to the government alone.
By Lilach Shoval, News Agencies & Israel Hayom Staff
A day after Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman accused the Lebanese militia Hezbollah of controlling the Lebanese army, warning that both would be in Israel’s crosshairs in any future war, a Lebanese military official rejected the allegation Wednesday, saying that the Lebanese army is “fully independent and subject only to the authority of the political government.”
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Speaking to Lebanese daily Al Joumhouria, the official said further that the military’s policy was decided solely by its commanders. Continue Reading »
IDF officers presents UNIFIL with intel establishing a senior officer in the Lebanese army, operating in south Lebanon in a command position, is acting as an agent for the terror group Hezbollah.
– Israel’s ambassador to the UN: “We expect UNIFIL to act against Hezbollah in light of this unambiguous information.”
By Itamar Eichner
Israel has informed the UN peacekeeping mission in south Lebanon that a senior officer in the Lebanese army, who presides over a command position near the country’s border with Israel, is using his position to advance interests of the Hezbollah terror group in the area.
Lebanese army reported Saturday: “Around 8:30 a.m., a drone belonging to the Israeli enemy fell in the port of Tripoli,”
• Photographs taken at the scene appear to identify an unarmed Hermes drone.
• IDF declines to comment – Again.
By Daniel Siryoti, Israel Hayom Staff & Reuters
An Israeli surveillance drone crashed into the sea near the northern Lebanese city of Tripoli on Saturday morning, according to Lebanese officials.
A drone, claimed to be Israeli, is pulled out of water near Tripoli, Saturday – Photo: EPA
Keeping with its policy regarding foreign reports, the Israel Defense Forces declined to comment. Continue Reading »
The Lebanese army has arrested & will try the rogue soldier who, without justification, shot & murdered IDF soldier Shlomi Cohen ז”ל , reported Defense Minister Yaalon .
The Lebanese army has arrested the soldier who shot and killed IDF soldier Shlomi Cohen near the border on Sunday night, Moshe Yaalon said on Tuesday evening.
Yaalon’s comments were made during a tour of the Jordan Valley.
“This is a serious incident and the Lebanese government and the Lebanese army are responsible for this,” he declared, adding that there had been a meeting on Monday between the liaison officers of the Lebanese army and the IDF, attended by members of the UN Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL), during which the Lebanese army reported the findings of its investigation of the shooting incident. Continue Reading »
Hezbollah has begun taking control in southern Lebanon by replacing Lebanese Army units as they withdraw.
Once again Israel is left asking: ‘What about those thousands of UNIFIL peace keepers stationed there?’
By Aviel Schneider
Tensions along Israel’s northern border are growing as Hezbollah forces tighten their grip on southern Lebanon.
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Hezbollah and allied terror groups have moved back into the border region in force in violation of the UN resolution (1701) that brought an end to the Second Lebanon War in 2006. The terrorists are exploiting the fact that the Lebanese army has had to send so many troops to the Syrian border in the east. Continue Reading »
Lebanese newspaper reports Israeli citizen caught jumping border fence and is now being interrogated by there security forces.
The Lebanese army apprehended intoIsraeli citizen who crossed the border from Israel into Lebanon on Wednesday, the Lebanese Daily Star quoted security sources as saying.
Lebanese soldier peers at Israel along border – Photo: Ali Hashisho/Reuters
According to the report, the 34-year-old man jumped over the border fence between the countries south of the city of Nakoura, where the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) is located.
Lebanese authorities were interrogating the man, the report added. Continue Reading »
The day after Israel shot down a UAV, the Lebanese gov’t increases its military presence along their border with Israel.
The Lebanese army has increased its presence along the Lebanon-Israel border, the official Lebanese National News Agency reported on Friday.
A Lebanese soldier looks at an Israeli army patrol across the border – Photo: AP
According to the report, the IDF increased its presence along the border as well, and IAF aircraft were seen flying over Lebanese territory.
The news comes a day after an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) penetrated Israeli air space from Lebanon. Continue Reading »
An explosion, apparently at an illegal Hizbullah weapons depot, rocked Lebanon near the border early Monday morning.
Hizbullah accuses Israel.
A huge explosion, apparently at a Hizbullah weapons depot, rocked Lebanon near the border Monday morning, the country’s state news agency reported.
Hizbullah immediately accused Israel of carrying out an aerial bombing.
The United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) is responsible for maintaining security in the area, and it is investigating the blast, but Hizbullah cordoned off the area.
The explosion apparently was in an ammunition depot east of the port city of Tyre. Continue Reading »