French UNIFIL May Fire at Israeli Planes

Commanders of the French contingent of the United Nations force in Lebanon have warned that they might have to open fire if Israel Air Force warplanes continue their overflights in Lebanon, Defense Minister Amir Peretz told the Knesset Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee on Monday.

Peretz said that nevertheless, Israel would continue to patrol the skies over Lebanon as long as United Nations Security Council Resolution 1701 remained unfulfilled, adding that such operations were critical for the country's security, especially as the abducted IDF soldiers remain in Hezbollah custody and the transfer of arms continue.

Over the past few days, Peretz said, Israel had gathered clear evidence that Syria was transferring arms and ammunition to Lebanon, meaning that the embargo imposed by UN Resolution 1701 was not being completely enforced.

SO, they may fire at Israeli spy planes attempting to track down missiles being shipped from Syria in order to attack mainland Israel. That's nice. So we're clear about the UN force, Kofi Anan said The troops are not going there to disarm Hezbollah. Let’s be clear about that

2 Responses to “French UNIFIL May Fire at Israeli Planes”

  1. # Anonymous Anonymous

    the Isreali's are quite happy to fire at the UN!!  

  2. # Blogger jonz

    Well, yes, Hizbollah have fired rockets from UN positions many times. If the UN forces actually took action against Hizbollah rather than sheeplishly allowing them to set up rocket shop next to them - this shit generally wouldn't happen.  

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