Israel: Advanced Weaponry Given to Lebanese Military Could Reach Hizbullah

(Jerusalem Post) Hilary Leila Krieger - The distinction between the Lebanese Army and Hizbullah has become "cloudy" and advanced weaponry given to the Lebanese military could find its way to the Islamist group, Israeli Ambassador to the U.S. Michael Oren warned on Wednesday. Oren said that in recent incidents the Lebanese military has aimed shoulder-fired rockets at Israeli installations and permitted its soldiers to stone patrolling Israeli soldiers. "The Lebanese Army shares all its intelligence with Hizbullah. There are high-ranking officers in the Lebanese Army who are closely associated with Hizbullah," he added. In the case of an outbreak of full hostilities between Israel and Hizbullah, Oren concluded, "The Lebanese Army has thrown in its lot with Hizbullah in any future conflict with Israel."

2010-08-06 09:02:36

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