- Another fake pretext for war IMO.
- Israel Going to War? Lebanon ‘Fully Prepared’ to Defend Border After Alleged Hezbollah Tunnels Targeted
by The Lebanese armed forces have said they were prepared to defend the country from any potential attacks after Israel conducted operations against alleged tunnels used by the Shiite Muslim Hezbollah movement.
Israeli Lieutenant Colonel Jonathan Conricus said Tuesday that the country had launched Operation Northern Shield “to expose and to destroy cross-border attack tunnels” purportedly used by Hezbollah. The Israeli spokesperson said that the operations were so far limited to the Israeli side of the border but noted that the tunnels were originated from the Lebanese village of Kfar Kila, in a civilian house “that we are going to expose in the very near future.”
The news prompted Lebanese President Michel Aoun to discuss the matter with his leading counterparts Speaker of the House Nabih Berri and Prime Minister Saad Hariri, as well as Lebanese military chief General Joseph Aoun. In a statement released Tuesday, the Lebanese military responded directly to the Israeli move, confirming “the situation on the Lebanese side is calm and stable, and is being closely monitored.”
“The army units deployed in the area are carrying out their usual tasks along the border in cooperation and coordination with the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) to prevent any escalation or destabilization in the south,” the statement read. “This command indicates that the army is fully prepared to face any emergency.”