Lebanon has a lot to say about the border clash


Lebanon is ready to confront Israel during a new Security Council session in the next few days to discuss the deadly clashes between Lebanese and Israeli soldiers according to , An Nahar newspaper

Israeli soldiers use a crane as they appear to cut a tree on the Lebanese side of the border in the southern village of Adaisseh, Lebanon, Tuesday, Aug. 3, 2010. The tree was reportedly in a disputed area along the border
Lebanon has reportedly a lot to say about the border clash and wants to provide detailed information to the (Council) president and the members about the (Israeli) provocation that led to the bloody” fight”.

Russia’s U.N. envoy Vitaly Churkin, who chairs the Council this month, said a meeting over the clashes will be held “within days.”

Lebanon will tell Council members about the circumstances of the Israeli patrol’s insistence to cut down the trees rather than wait for UNIFIL to solve the dispute over the issue, An Nahar said.

Israel’s action led to the bloody confrontation between the two sides.

The Lebanese ambassador to the U.N. will also complain about the recent threats by Israeli army officials against Lebanon, An Nahar said.

Lebanese Armed Forces (LAF) commander General Jean Kahwaji on Wednesday said that Israel Defense Forces (IDF) troops entered on Tuesday a disputed area along the Blue Line, despite objections from the Lebanese army and UNIFIL, National News Agency (NNA) reported.