Israel on Alert Along Lebanon Border after al-Laqqis Murder

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The Israeli army went on alert on the border with southern Lebanon on Thursday over fears that Hizbullah could retaliate over the assassination of a top official which it blamed on the Jewish state.

The state-run National News Agency said Israeli troops carried out patrols along the border and monitored the Lebanese side.

Israeli drones also overflew the areas of Shebaa Farms, al-Abbasiyeh and Ghajar, it said.

Also on Lebanon's side of the border, U.N. peacekeepers intensified their patrols along the U.N.-drawn Blue Line.

Hajj Hassan Hollo al-Laqqis has been shot repeatedly with a silenced handgun near his house in the Sainte Thérèse neighborhood in Hadath, south of Beirut.

Hizbullah said al-Laqqis spent his youth and dedicated all his life in the resistance since its inception up until the last moments of his life.

An official close to the group said al-Laqqis held some of Hizbullah's most sensitive portfolios and was very close to the party leader, Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah, and his inner circle.

Hizbullah blamed Israel. But Israeli officials categorically denied involvement.

Two previously unknown groups identifying themselves as Sunnis issued separate claims of responsibility.

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Thumb shab 05 December 2013, 10:40


Thumb Mystic 05 December 2013, 17:38

Thumb _mowaten_ 05 December 2013, 18:09

take it easy mystic, he's going to start foaming from the mouth and have a heart attack, then they'll blame HA for his death

Thumb Mystic 05 December 2013, 18:34

hhhhhhhh wouldn't hurt :P

Thumb cedre 05 December 2013, 23:57

Thumb _mowaten_ 06 December 2013, 10:16

yea and so? everything in this video is perfectly sensible, except for the title and description.

Thumb _mowaten_ 06 December 2013, 10:18

and of course the last guy talking, he was kicked out of the party 30 years ago for a reason.

Thumb Roaring-FlameThrower 05 December 2013, 10:41

Down with Israel.... Down with the Takfiris and Long Live the Islamic Secular Shia Only Resistance. The Zionist enemy and its Takfiri allies and tools are trembling at the mere thought of a possible retaliation by our Hussain warriors. A world of pain is awaiting those zionists as the resistance readies itself to avenge the death of Hajj Holaco. However, the resistance will choose the time and place for its expected action. In the meantime, the resistance continues through its "modest" number of warriors (30-40) to defeat the enemy in Syria while maintaining minimum losses on its part. God Bless Sayyed Hassan for his vision and determination. Victory is just around the corner. Karbalaaaaaaaaaa

Thumb liefighter 06 December 2013, 05:55

Whay did Alona say

Missing phillipo 05 December 2013, 12:13

If already two Sunni organisations have claimed the assassination of al-Labbis, what "sense" is there for Hizballah to blame Israel for this.
Oops I forgot, putting "sense" and "Hizballah" in the same sentence, is definitely a no-no.

Thumb Chupachups 05 December 2013, 12:42

lol cos hezzy says that the sunni's r working under israel.looool

Thumb _mowaten_ 05 December 2013, 14:02

unknown groups just popped out and left an anonymous message. yep, that clears israel alright

Thumb lebpatriot777 05 December 2013, 12:27

The resistance won't retaliate on the border and Israel knows this. It's only for show. They just added a couple of tanks to scare the shepherd (who by the way enjoy a food Jewish meal with the Israeli army every now and then). The Israelis understand the game and if they truly assassinated him, they must have an expendable Israeli official. Nice feature though darlings.

Thumb lebpatriot777 05 December 2013, 16:18

Haha roar. M14 have drained the tea supplies of China waiting for Israel to invade.

Thumb lebpatriot777 05 December 2013, 16:20

As logical as your name. Are you supposed to put out fires darling?

Thumb FlameCatcher 05 December 2013, 13:09

Hezbollah is sectarian @Mowaten. They are almost exclusively Shiite. They cannot claim to be a "Lebanese" Resistance because they do not represent the lebanese population.

They are also Islamists making the all the more sectarian.

I'm all with you regarding eliminating sectarian mindsets in Lebanon.

I'm for a Laic country even where i don't care if 100% of parliament or government is from a single "sect". As long as they are the best people for the job and think as Lebanese. Not Lebanese shiites, sunnis or christians...

For the moment, no single M8 / M14 politician is even close enough to meet this criteria. Not Aoun, not Geagea, not Hariri, not Nasrallah (Although he's a fake Sheikh / Sayyed, he's more of a politician an warlord than anything else).

Default-user-icon aboujahl (Guest) 05 December 2013, 15:15

hale not "down" Israel, prepare your selves for some decent peace; stop all your nonsense!

Thumb lebanon_first 05 December 2013, 16:04

The picture looks like an impressionist painting by Monet. "Les Tanks du printemps"

Thumb Maxx 05 December 2013, 16:40

I disagree. The composition is more reminiscent of Kurosawa, what with the smoke effect segmenting a nearly flat foreground from a background that appears to be stretching out almost vertically, like a cubist perspective, symbolising another way of looking at the fields, without the tanks now. And though it is true that Kurosawa was strongly inspired by the impressionists, especially Van Gogh, he was also equally strongly influenced by the Cubists and the Surrealists, especially Magritte, making his work more distinctly recognizable.

Thumb Senescence 05 December 2013, 18:07

lebanon_first, a prime-quality joke if I may say so myself.

Thumb lebanon_first 05 December 2013, 19:22

Mowaten... If only we could picasso up the whole state of Israel, not just its tanks... :-)

Thumb _mowaten_ 05 December 2013, 20:46

coming up ;)

Thumb EagleDawn 05 December 2013, 19:46


Thumb chrisrushlau 05 December 2013, 20:31

Are their guns pointed north or south?