In a first since 2006, Lebanese youths cross UNIFIL fence in south
Israeli media say the Lebanese youths entered the area while waving Hezbollah flags.
A number of Lebanese citizens on Sunday cut the fence that the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) placed on the road between Al-Wazzani and Al-Abbasiyeh areas in southern Lebanon, in protest against the Israeli occupation of the village of Al-Ghajar.
Israeli media reported that the Lebanese citizens entered the area that has been forbidden to them since 2006, which connects Al-Wazzani and Al-Abbasiyeh near the border with occupied Palestine.
The media highlighted that the Lebanese youths entered the area while waving Hezbollah flags, noting that this area is supposed to be accessible to United Nations personnel only.
فيديو صوره الشبّان اللبنانيون الذين قطعوا السياج الذي وضعته اليونيفيل عند حدود الجزء اللبناني من الغجر ودخلوا إلى الطريق الممنوعة على اللبنانيين منذ العام 2006 والتي تربط بين الوزاني والعباسية . pic.twitter.com/WNWdkGzL2Y— علي شعيب || Ali Shoeib 🇱🇧 (@alishoeib1970) July 30, 2023
This comes a couple of days after Israeli media reported that masked Resistance fighters toured along the UN 2000 "Blue Line" near the illegal Israeli settlement of "Dovev" in the upper occupied Al-Jalil, publishing a video showing the incident.
No upcoming war over a tent: Israeli media
In a related context, the military affairs commentator on the Israeli occupation Army Radio, Amir Bar Shalom, said he heard Israeli army personnel saying that they are not ready to go to war over a tent, in reference to the tent that Hezbollah Resistance fighters set on the borders with occupied Palestine.
On his part, political affairs commentator on Israeli Channel 12, Amit Segal, suggested that "if there was a feeling that war was imminent, I guess that the security meeting [Israeli occupation PM Benjamin] Netanyahu held today would not have been postponed for five days with journalists being informed of the decision, but rather the discussion would have secretly taken place in the middle of the night."
In a vague statement, Netanyahu's office confirmed earlier on Sunday that the PM held an assessment meeting with all senior security officials to discuss courses of action proposed by the Israeli occupation military.
"The prime minister accepted the recommendations and courses of action proposed" by the Israeli military and the security establishment, the statement read.
Israeli media also touched on the speech of Hezbollah Secretary-General Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah on the commemoration of Ashura, saying that the Resistance leader "continues to heat up the borders and maintain friction with Israel."
On Sunday, Sayyed Nasrallah warned Netanyahu, saying, "Beware of any foolishness," because the Resistance in Lebanon "will not be complacent and will not abandon its responsibilities of protection or deterrence and will be ready to face any mistake or act of foolishness."