Israeli media left perplexed by Lebanese Army aiming at IOF on border
The Lebanese-Palestinian border is witnessing heightened tensions after Lebanese civilians confronted Israeli occupation forces violating Lebanon's territory.
The Lebanese Army announced that it is deploying units on the southern Lebanon border after Israeli occupation forces attacked with gas grenades civilians from Kfar Chouba and Al-Arqoub villages amid the heavy presence of the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL).
The civilians were protesting the bulldozing of their lands by the occupation forces that trespassed into Lebanese territory earlier this week and dug a trench and set up barbed wires in clear violation of sovereignty.
Al Mayadeen correspondent in the area reported on Thursday that the Israeli occupation forces bulldozed past what is referred to as the "withdrawal line" in the occupied Kfar Chouba village in South Lebanon.
Lebanese youths from the village confronted the occupation forces and removed the barbed wires and started filling back the trench.
Israeli media warned of the rare "event [that] occurred on the border: a Lebanese army soldier aiming an RPG at an Israeli tank."
The Israeli Maariv channel gave special focus to scenes broadcast by Al Mayadeen channel showing the Lebanese army forces positioning themselves and pointing their weapons at Israeli military vehicles and troops on the occupied-Palestinian side of the border.
Israeli media published pictures of the Lebanese soldiers, commenting that it is not the first time that the Lebanese army mobilized with machine guns and rocket-propelled grenades.
The military affairs correspondent for Israeli Makor Rishon newspaper said, "This is the picture that Nasrallah wants to broadcast, of their [Lebanese Army] confrontation with the Israeli army and a soldier aiming a shoulder-fired missile at the Israeli forces."
Al Mayadeen correspondent highlighted that this is the first time since liberation in 2000 that the Lebanese army is deployed to this area.