Israeli Foreign Minister Eli Cohen has publicly declared that he has carried out contacts with Paris and European capitals regarding the clashes-hit border with Lebanon and Israeli media outlets have published some details about these talks.Full Story
During his latest visit to Lebanon, U.S. mediator Amos Hochstein tried to raise the issue of land border delineation according to an equation that he said Israel “would accept,” a media report said.
The equation includes “vacating all the contested points in Lebanon’s favor, including withdrawal from the northern part of Ghajar and key posts in the occupied Shebaa Farms, on the condition that the matter be implemented in two stages: declaring the Lebanese identity of these territories and agreeing that the U.N. oversee them militarily and security- and social-wise until the emergence of another political situation,” al-Akhbar newspaper said.Full Story
The Free Patriotic Movement has said that “there is no need for the Lebanese Forces to be tense or to justify why it is seeking the extension” of the term of Army chief General Joseph Aoun.Full Story
The Israeli army shelled Monday several border towns in south Lebanon as Hezbollah targeted groups of soldiers in northern Israel.
Hezbollah said it targeted several Israeli posts including Ruwaisat al-Alam, al-Baghdadi post, and groups of soldiers in Shtula, Misgav Am, Karm al-Touffah near the Branit Barracks and al-Raheb post. The group said all attacks were direct hits and inflicted casualties.Full Story
Hezbollah on Sunday launched several attacks on Israeli positions near Lebanon’s border, including a missile strike on a military vehicle.
Eleven Israelis -- eight soldiers and three civilians -- were wounded by Hezbollah fire in the area of Beit Hillel, army radio reported.Full Story
Maronite Patriach Beshara al-Rahi on Sunday lamented the end of the truce in Gaza, decrying that “the innocent people are bearing the consequences of the destructive war.”
“What is the meaning of the humanitarian truce if it will pave the way for a ferocious war after a break,” al-Rahi wondered in his Sunday Mass sermon.Full Story
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has reiterated numerous warnings he had made against Hezbollah before the recent ceasefire with Hamas, telling the Lebanese Iran-backed group that Lebanon will be destroyed if it opens up a major war against Israel.
“We are acting in the north all the time against all efforts by Hezbollah to operate against us. We are eliminating terror cells, pushing them away from the border, destroying munitions. We will continue with strong deterrence in the north, and total victory in the south,” Netanyahu said.Full Story
A new round of clashes erupted Saturday morning between the Israeli army and Hezbollah in the Lebanese-Israel border region.Full Story
Hezbollah said two of its members were among three people killed in Israeli strikes on Lebanon Friday, as its militants resumed attacks against Israel following the end of a Gaza truce.Full Story
Israeli air strikes killed two Syrian pro-Hezbollah fighters when they hit sites belonging to the Iran-backed group near Damascus early on Saturday, a war monitor told AFP.
The strikes near Damascus came less than 24 hours after the end of a Gaza truce between Hezbollah ally Hamas and Israel.Full Story