Another military conflict between Israel and Lebanon is «Inevitable».
This is a statement of Minister-without-Portfolio Yossi Peled (Likud) Saturday at a Beersheba event.
«Without a doubt we are heading for another round (of fighting) in the North. No one knows when, but it’s clear that it will happen», the former OC Northern Command said. «We did not know that the Second Lebanon War was going to break out».
Peled’s comments came some three-and-a-half years after the Second Lebanon War against Hizbullah.
The IDF believes that Hizbullah has obtained Iranian-made Fajr missiles, either the Fajr 3 or Fajr 5. The Fajr 3 is five meters long and can carry a 45-kilogram warhead.
Lebanese MP Marwan Hamadeh was also quoted in the report, noting the influence of Iran and the United States on the regional conflict. «With Iran backing and supplying Hezbollah and the United States backing and supplying Israel, the battlefield is Lebanon», the anti-Hizbullah lawmaker reportedly said.
«This is where the Iranian missiles sit, and this is where the Israeli air force can reach»,he added.
Source: Jerusalem Post
Hizbullah is now a part of the Lebanese Government, and Shia Muslim Ali Shami is the present Foreign Minister. And even more alarming. Lebanon is holding a seat in the security council of United Nations.
That Iran can place its missiles so close to the border of Israel, without an international out cry, is either a good poof of the apathy ruling the World affairs at the moment, or an approval of Iranian aggression. I do not know what will be the worst.
FM Ali Shami is said by some to be closely allied with Hizbullah. Even Lebaneese Prime Minister Sa’ad al-Hariri has good connections with Hizbullah leader Hasan Nasrallah.