Higher Defense Council Instructs LAF to Confront Any Israeli Border Violation

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The Higher Defense Council convened Wednesday at the Baabda Palace and instructed the Lebanese Armed Forces to confront any Israeli territorial or maritime border violations.

“The Council's meeting was dedicated to discussing the issue of the so-called cement wall off the southern border and within Lebanese territory, in addition to the claims that were launched by Israel's defense minister about the ownership of Block 9 within the territorial waters that are under Lebanese judicial sovereignty,” a statement issued after the meeting said.

“Following discussions, it turned out that this wall, should it be constructed, will be considered an encroachment on Lebanese territory and will represent a blatant violation of U.N. Security Council Resolution 1701,” the statement added.

“Israel is also encroaching on 860 square kilometers of the Exclusive Economic Zone” in Lebanon's territorial waters, the statement said.

“Accordingly, and after deliberations, it was decided to continue the efforts at various regional and international levels to preserve Lebanon's rights. The Higher Defense Council has given instructions to confront these violations and prevent Israel from building a so-called wall of separation on Lebanese soil,” the statement said.

The conferees also rejected “the Israeli statements and claims related to the oil and gas resources in Lebanese territorial waters.”

The meeting was presided over by President Michel Aoun and attended by Prime Minister Saad Hariri; the ministers of defense, foreign affairs, finance, interior and economy; and the chiefs of the army and security agencies.

The statement by the Higher Defense Council comes amid escalating tensions between Lebanon and Israel, who are technically at war.

At the heart of the current dispute is a new oil and gas exploration deal on the countries' maritime borders. Israel contests Lebanon's rights to Block 9.

Meanwhile, Lebanon is protesting a controversial wall that Israel is planning to build along its southern border. Lebanon says it would encroach on its territory.

Comments 5
Thumb justice 07 February 2018, 18:01

Higher Defense Council Instructs LAF to Confront Any Israeli Border Violation


yes confront using our fleet of warships and submarines, our 100 squadrons of f-22 raptors, and 10 mechanized infantry brigades.

What a joke!

Thumb i.report 07 February 2018, 18:35

Quelle farce, c'est vraiment de la vaste joke. Et qu'à décidé le conseil supérieur concernant le terrorisme iranien au Liban ? Quelle bande de ploucs et de tdc.

Thumb thepatriot 08 February 2018, 07:13

talmudnet... you sound like an uneducated frustrated looser...

Thumb kanaanljdid 07 February 2018, 21:43

Ça aurait été crédible si TOUTES les agressions étaient incluses : iraniennes, syriennes, israéliennes. Là c'est du foutage de gueule pour mieux mettre la main sur le Liban (par l'Iran).

Thumb liberty 08 February 2018, 04:52

Higher Defense Council Instructs LAF to Confront Any Israeli Border Violation... and in the process gets obliterated.