Israeli Army on Alert on Lebanon Border
The Israeli army has raised its level of preparedness on the northern border, following fears that the Lebanese Hizbollah movement will attack to mark the anniversary of the Israeli withdrawal from Lebanon last year, Israel Radio reported Tuesday.
The Northern Command ordered the troops to limit unnecessary actions outside their fortified positions, cutting down on patrols, said the radio, cited by Haaretz newspaper.
The Israeli army withdrew from southern Lebanon on May 24 last year.
Lebanese Prime Minister Rafiq Hariri said that Israel's threats to hit Lebanon and Syria in response for Hizbollah attacks were designed to create the fear of war amongst the Arab nations.
The Lebanese foreign minister called on the United Nations to prevent these threats on Lebanon and Syria, and to convene the Security Council to discuss the situation – Albawaba.com
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