03 August 2010

Official IDF Spox on the Northern Border Attack

The IDF spokesperson issued an official statement regarding the gunfire on the Lebanese border:

IDF Force draws Fire on Lebanese Border

Recently, an IDF force was fired upon from within Lebanon.

The soldiers were on routine activity in Israeli territory, in an area that lies between the "blue line" (the internationally recognized border between Israel and Lebanon) and the security fence, thus within Israeli territory.

Earlier today during the mid-day hours, the Lebanese Armed Forces (LAF) fired at an IDF position along the Lebanese border in northern Israel. The force was in Israeli territory, carrying out routine maintenance and was pre-coordinated with UNIFIL. The border area is east of the Israeli town of Metulla. The incident occurred west of the internationally recognized "Blue Line" (the border between Israel and Lebanon) and east of the security fence, thus lying in Israeli territory.
The IDF force immediately returned fire with light arms at a force of the LAF, and the IDF also made use of artillery fire. Several minutes later an Israel Air Force (IAF) helicopter fired at the LAF Battalion Command Center in Al-Taybeh, damaging several LAF armored combat vehicles.
The IDF holds the LAF responsible for the incident that disrupted the calm in the region, and its consequences.
The IDF Chief of the General Staff, Lt. Gen. Gabi Ashkenazi arrived at the Israeli-Lebanese border, is following the events closely as they unfold, and is constantly holding situation assessment reports with the OC Northern Command, Maj. Gen. Gadi Eisenkot, as well as the Galilee Regional Division commander and additional commanders
The Israeli public in the Galilee region are asked to carry on with their routine way of life.
I will post more updates as information becomes available.

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miller said...

well if you want an update, let it be known that they were within lebanese land and were trying to cut down a tree. thats when the lebanese forces fired warning shots in to the air and the violence escalated from there.

pdb said...

Y'all stay safe now.


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