Beirut (February 06, 2018): Higher Defense Council of Lebanon has given orders on Wednesday to prevent Israel from building a border wall on Lebanese land.
The council said in a statement published after it met with senior government and military officials that “This wall if it is built, will be considered an assault on Lebanese land.”Lebanon has given its instructions to confront this aggression to prevent Israel from building (the wall) on Lebanese territory.
“This wall, if it is built, will be considered an assault on Lebanese land,” the secretary general of Lebanon’s Higher Defence Council added.
Israeli officials did not immediately respond. Israel has previously said that the wall, and a disputed Mediterranean gas field, were on its territory.Calm has largely prevailed along the frontier since 2006 when Israel fought a war with Lebanon’s heavily-armed Shi‘ite Hezbollah movement.
The month-long conflict killed about 1,200 people in Lebanon, mostly civilians, and 160 Israelis, most of the troops. There has been no major confrontation between Israel and Iran-backed Hezbollah since.(Int. News Agencies)