Hizbullah Trying to Move South

[Ynet News] Ronny Sofer - IDF Chief of Staff Lt.-Gen. Gabi Ashkenazi told the Israeli cabinet Sunday that Hizbullah "is attempting to descend south of the Litani River, to open areas. UNIFIL and the Lebanese army are operating, but the smuggling of weapons from Syria to Lebanon continues, as there is no effective mechanism controlling the process along the very long border." "Since the start of the ceasefire on November 26 until April 26, five months, there were 250 incidents of 'high-trajectory' fire, both Kassam rockets and mortar shells....With 250 incidents in five months, I would not refer to this situation as a ceasefire." "If this situation continues, there will be no choice but to operate," he added. The deputy Shin Bet chief told the ministers that the rocket fire on Independence Day was directed by Hamas' top military echelon and was also backed by Syria. He defined the situation in the PA as "anarchy," saying that the government was unable to impose order. At the same time, large numbers of weapons were reaching the area, gunmen were being trained in Iran and Syria, and experts in explosives were arriving in Gaza and improving the terror organizations' abilities.

2007-04-30 01:00:00

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