Israeli Newspaper Haaretz has reported that srael filed an official complaint with the United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon on Thursday following the discovery by UNIFIL of 10 bombs in southern Lebanon about a kilometer from the border with Israel.
The bombs were believed to be made either in Iran or Syria and contained a total of about 300 kilograms of explosives, according to sources in Israel. Israel accused Hezbollah of planting the bombs to strike at an Israel Defense Forces patrol that might try to enter Lebanon at the site, near the northern Israel town of Metula.
In a related development Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak confirmed readiness for war with Lebanon by May 2010. Barak warned that Israel would target Lebanon’s infrastructure if the Jewish state came under rocket fire by Hezbollah. “Israel would consider the Government of Lebanon responsible for any shooting from Lebanon against citizens of Israel,” Barak said in an interview with Israel radio.