Tuesday, October 17, 2006

French will shoot at Israel, but not disarm Hezbollah

Haaretz reported 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, Defense Minister Amir Peretz told the Knesset Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee on Monday.

They won't disarm Hezbollah, because they know they will fight back, but they will shoot at Israeli planes. Do they realize the Israeli planes are armed, and might shoot back?
Peretz said that nevertheless, Israel would continue to patrol the skies over Lebanon as long as United Nations Security Council Resolution 1701 remained unfulfilled, adding that such operations were critical for the country's security, especially as the abducted IDF soldiers remain in Hezbollah custody and the transfer of arms continue.

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