Gen. Aoun: Army Ready to Confront Any Israeli Border Encroachment Attempt


Army Commander General Joseph Aoun announced Thursday that the army “maintains its readiness on the southern border to confront any Israeli military aggression or any attempt to encroach on parts of the territorial and maritime borders.”

“The army has the will to defend Lebanese rights through all the available assets and means, no matter how much the enemy’s threats and provocations may escalate,” Aoun said.

Last month Lebanon signed its first contract to drill for oil and gas in a pair of offshore zones, including one that Israel says belongs to it.

Lebanese officials have said the whole zone belongs to Lebanon while Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman has insisted it is solidly in Israeli territory.

Tensions between Lebanon and Israel have also mounted as Israel pursues the construction of a wall along the border.

Lebanon says part of the wall follows the U.N.-demarcated "Blue Line" drawn up after Israel's withdrawal from southern Lebanon in 2000, and insists some sections will cut into its territory.

Israel has dismissed the claim and said the work is being carried out on Israeli territory.

Israel began building the wall in 2012, six years after fighting a devastating war with Lebanon’s Hizbullah.

Comments 18
Thumb EagleDawn 01 March 2018, 16:50

Gen. Aoun: Army Ready to Confront Any Israeli Border Encroachment Attempt

lol lol lol

Thumb 01 March 2018, 17:21

I had the same reaction as you. Un LOL géant.

Thumb janoubi 01 March 2018, 16:53

Overpaid, Overweighed, and Underperforming military.

Btw, The Monroe Hotel is owned by the Lebanese Army:) They have money to own hotels but not to buy arms.

Thumb Mystic 01 March 2018, 20:28

But atleast we will be able to drag as many of you zionist yahoudis with us to death as possible.

Thumb marcus 01 March 2018, 20:32

mystic ya iraní
why don't you die now instead of then.
Next war ya heretic 90% of lebanon will be applauding every single smart bomb that will be falling on your heads.

Thumb galaxy 01 March 2018, 17:19

Where would this clown be 5 minutes after he confronts an Israeli border encroachment? in a bunker most probably.

Thumb enterprise 02 March 2018, 04:25

he is <3

Thumb Puppet 01 March 2018, 17:28

General Aoun who is now not president earned my utmost respect and captured my wildest imagination for saying Army Ready to Confront Any Israeli Border Encroachment Attempt!

Missing un520 01 March 2018, 17:30

And your definition of peace in the Middle East is?

Thumb Elemental 01 March 2018, 18:28

You and Zionists both exploit Christians, like you did from your inception. Like I said, lovers.

Thumb kanaanljdid 01 March 2018, 19:12

So if there is no Israeli attempt against Lebanon you leave them peaceful and you go along with them existing ?

Thumb marcus 01 March 2018, 19:37

yes of course and that's why the irani nassrallah has been in hiding for the last 20 years.

Thumb warrior 02 March 2018, 02:31

lol @aldnete
lol @theresistance4.0
lol @mowaten
lol @cityboy

Thumb justin 02 March 2018, 09:05

This is for you @theresitance4.0/aldente;)

ارقام مثيرة عن انتشار “زواج المتعة” بإيران

Thumb ex-fpm 02 March 2018, 10:56

He was unable to confront a few shia thugs a couple of weeks ago when they wreaked havoc on the capital or protect the citizens on May 7th and he wants us to believe he will confront the Israelis?:)

Thumb ashtah 02 March 2018, 12:46

"Confront Any Israeli Border Encroachment"


you're nothing more than a local police force that can hardly contain a demonstration.

Missing arturo 02 March 2018, 17:09

In your scenario, everybody wins! Just like a video game.

Missing phillipo 02 March 2018, 19:43

Many years ago there was a saying in Israel stating that they didn't know which would be the first Arab State to make peace with Israel, but Lebanon will be the second.
Unfortunately for Lebanon this didn't come about.