Lebanon mayor calls for UNIFIL troops on Syria border

The mayor of the Bekaa town of Arsal Ali al Hujairi called for stationing UNIFIL troops along the border with Syria if the Lebanese army is incapable of protect the Lebanese citizens.

Hujairi told New TV following the killing of a Lebanese  citizen and wounding of two others  by the Syrian security forces on Wednesday: ” We are capable of protecting ourselves but out of our respect  for the Lebanese army we would like it to deploy in Arsal to protect us ,  but  if incapable to do so then United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon ( UNIFIL ) should station its troops here”.

There have been regular outbreaks of violence along the poorly demarcated and porous frontier between the Lebanon and Syria.

Damascus says weapons and fighters cross into Syria in support of rebels battling President Bashar al-Assad’s forces, while Lebanese residents have accused Syrian soldiers of repeated infiltrations into Lebanon.

A month ago residents and a doctor in the Lebanese town of al-Qaa said Syrian troops killed a 75-year-old woman and wounded her daughter when they fired across the border.

In April a Lebanese television cameraman was killed by gunfire from Syrian troops across the border, and shells have also landed inside Lebanon in the past.

  • yazidi

    It’s an army of no country….army of fake independence…army of no action…..its an army of chickens…

    • Patience2

       So, if the Lebanese army no longer protects Lebanese citizens, do you ask the Russians or the Chinese for help?

  • yazidi

    It’s an army of no country….army of fake indepence…army of no action…..its an army of chickens…

    • Patience2

       So, if the Lebanese army no longer protects Lebanese citizens, do you ask the Russians or the Chinese for help?

      • yazidi

        Chinese and Russians are worst enemy of the democracy they even help the deveil state like Iran… USA much wors they Broke and they don’t help unless you became Jewish state supporter….there is no help..we will defend our self this is the only option we have…..

        • Patience2

           What you say is basically correct.  It is a sad truth that the major powers are so ‘self-interested’ that they only help when it is in their self interest, the USA included.  I think what you said about being required to become a “Jewish state supporter” seems to be true.  Sadly, this does leave Lebanon to fend for its self.  Life is tough.

        • 5thDrawer

          (below) Yah Patience … life is tough. Especially when attitudes cannot change.

  • 5thDrawer

    Damn good idea … just make sure the UN gives them permission to shoot too.
    Move some into Tripoli as well ….

  • 5thDrawer

    Damn good idea … just make sure the UN gives them permission to shoot too.

  • Dont even think about it, my lebanese friend .The gruby hand of Zionism is just waiting to strike you, when your
    guard is down.

    • Hannibal

      I fail to see the relevance of your comment in here… However, isn’t it cowardly when you strike someone with their guard down? Do you know that Michael means “He who is like God”? How can you carry such a name and yet spew out such hatred? My Regards…

      • 5thDrawer

        Sounds like an anarchist Brit to me Hannibal …. say anything to get a reaction … 😉
        Best to ignore … might figure something out one day.

        • Hannibal

          I named my son Michael and I do not care much for him carrying that name… May be Adolph will befit him better… He He…

  • Dont even think about it, my lebanese friend .The gruby hand of Zionism is just waiting to strike you, when your
    guard is down.

    • Hannibal

      I fail to see the relevance of your comment in here… However, isn’t it cowardly when you strike someone with their guard down? Do you know that Michael means “He who is like God”? How can you carry such a name and yet spew out such hatred? My Regards…

      • 5thDrawer

        Sounds like an anarchist Brit to me Hannibal …. say anything to get a reaction … 😉
        Best to ignore … might figure something out one day.

        • Hannibal

          I named my son Michael and I do not care much for him carrying that name… May be Adolph will befit him better… He He…

  • Dont even think about it, my lebanese friend .The gruby hand of Zionism is just waiting to strike you, when your
    guard is down.

    • I fail to see the relevance of your comment in here… However, isn’t it cowardly when you strike someone with their guard down? Do you know that Michael means “He who is like God”? How can you carry such a name and yet spew out such hatred? My Regards…

      • 5thDrawer

        Sounds like an anarchist Brit to me Hannibal …. say anything to get a reaction … 😉

        • I named my son Michael and I do not care much for him carrying that name… May be Adolph will befit him better… He He…

  • Shirdel2142

    Bring in more UNIFIL solders,give them artillery support and lets see if those Syrian government solders try it again.

  • Shirdel2142

    Bring in more UNIFIL solders,give them artillery support and lets see if those Syrian government solders try it again.