Israel Concerned about UNIFIL's Fate after Lebanon Elections

[Jerusalem Post] Yaakov Katz and Herb Keinon - Israel is concerned that if Hizbullah wins the upcoming elections in Lebanon, some European members of UNIFIL will consider downsizing their participation in the force or completely withdrawing their personnel. Defense officials have also expressed concern with American plans to supply advanced military platforms to the Lebanese armed forces. Senior defense officials warned that if Hizbullah formed the next government, the weapons would fall into the group's hands.

2009-05-28 06:00:00

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