LEBANON - Israel’s Border Wall Violates Sovereignty

Arno Froese

According to a statement released by Lebanese President Michel Aoun, a meeting held with Prime Minister Saad Hariri and Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri discussed “the Israeli threats, and saw them as a clear violation of Security Council Resolution 1701 [that ended the 2006 Second Lebanon War] and a direct threat to the stability of the border region.”

The border area with Lebanon has been flagged by the IDF as vulnerable to enemy infiltrations, and last summer the government began building an upgraded security fence along two stretches of the border near Rosh Hanikra on the Mediterranean coast, and to the east, near the city of Metulla.

At the meeting, the three Lebanese leaders agreed to “continue to move at various regional and international levels to prevent Israel from building the wall within the Lebanese border and the possibility of its encroachment on oil and gas wealth in Lebanese territorial waters,” the statement said.

In a regular tripartite meeting of military officers from Israel and Lebanon chaired by UN peacekeepers, Lebanon said that the wall passes through territory that belongs to it but which is located on the Israeli side of the UN-demarcated Blue Line, laid out after Israel’s withdrawal from southern Lebanon in 2000.

“The Lebanese side reviewed the matter of the wall which the Israeli enemy intends to build... confirming the position of the Lebanese government rejecting the construction of this wall as it violates Lebanese sovereignty,” the Lebanese Army said in a statement after [the] meeting.

Israel’s security cabinet went to the Mount Avital lookout point on the Golan Heights and received a briefing from IDF Chief of Staff Lt.-Gen. Gadi Eisenkot, OC Northern Command Maj.-Gen. Yoel Strick and other senior officers.

Following the briefings, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said that while Israel wants peace, it is “prepared for any scenario—and I suggest that no one test us.”

He said he was impressed by the work the IDF was doing to defend the country’s borders.

-www.jpost.com, 6 February 2018

Arno's commentary

The conflict relating to the border issue is far from settled. In most cases, however, the United Nations sides with Israel’s neighbors or the Arab-Palestinians.

Quite obviously, the leaders of Lebanon, Syria, Jordan, and Egypt either refuse to believe or don’t realize that much of their territory is actually Arab-occupied Israeli territory. The border issue will be settled when the King of Kings arrives.

Arno Froese is the executive director of Midnight Call Ministries and editor-in-chief of the acclaimed prophetic magazines Midnight Call and News From Israel. He has authored a number of well-received books, and has sponsored many prophecy conferences in the U.S., Canada, and Israel. His extensive travels have contributed to his keen insight into Bible prophecy, as he sees it from an international perspective.

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