Israel Attacks Lebanon
Attacking a nonbelligerent country is a willful act of aggression.
by Stephen Lendman
Israel regularly violates Lebanese air space. Doing so is longstanding. It's also illegal. Incursions sometimes happen multiple times daily. Conflicting reports discussed an overnight border attack.
Lebanon's state-run Al-Watania confirmed nothing. It's state-run NNA news agency denied it.
Lebanon's Naharnet news site said 12 Israeli fighter jets entered Lebanese air space in the last 24 hours. Flights overflew the Beka Valley.
On Saturday, Lebanon's Al-Mustaqbal daily said a southern weapons storage facility was struck. No official confirmation followed.
Lebanon's Daily Star headlined "Israel hits target in Lebanon-Syria border area - sources," saying:
According to four unnamed Western diplomats and regional security sources, "Israeli forces attacked a convoy on the Syrian-Lebanese border overnight."
Little further information followed. Israel warned earlier about "high-tech anti-aircraft and anti-tank missiles reaching Israel's enemies." Chemical weapons concerns were raised.
Lebanese military sources reported multiple Israeli incursions into Lebanon's airspace overnight.
According to one source:
"There was definitely a hit in the border area." Without elaborating, he said "something happened."
Another said "The Israeli air force blew up a convoy which had just crossed the border from Syria into Lebanon."
An IDF spokeswoman said "We do not comment on reports of this kind."