Israel Concerned U.S. Will Sell Tanks to Lebanon

[Jerusalem Post] Yaakov Katz - On Friday, An-Nahar reported that the U.S. was planning to deliver dozens of M60 main battle tanks with advanced firepower and mobility to the Lebanese army starting next year. "There is a possibility these tanks will fall into Hizbullah's hands," one Israeli official warned. "Already a large percentage of the LAF [the Lebanese Armed Forces] is Shi'ite," an official said. "It is definitely possible that in a future Hizbullah-Israeli conflict these tanks will be used against us."

2008-11-24 01:00:00

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