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Monday, October 16, 2006

French UNIFIL contingent to fire at IAF overflights?

According to a report in Haaretz, Israeli defence minister Amir Peretz told the Knesset Foreign Affairs and Defence Committee that "Commanders of the French contingent of the United Nations force in Lebanon have warned that they might have to open fire if Israel Air Force warplanes continue their overflights in Lebanon".

While such a threat is highly unlikely to have come from UNIFIL, and more unlikely to be fulfilled if it was ever made, it would be quite an interesting development if it were true. In fact, it would be quite useful for the Lebanese majority to quote as an argument against the bias that Hizbulla and allies claim that the UNIFIL inherently has towards Israel...


Lirun said...

i agree it is an interesting development

Anonymous said...

I had a couple of targets for them, who were buzzing Beirut this morning. But no dice.

Incidentally, R, Thanks for the correction.