Northern commander: No advance warning of attack

July 12, 2006 18:31

Israel wants to "push back" Hizbullah guerrillas controlling southern Lebanon as part of its current offensive, following the capture of two Israeli soldiers, the head of Israel's northern command said at a Wednesday evening press conference. Maj.-Gen. Udi Adam told reporters that Israel had "no advance" warning of the brazen cross-border assault by Hizbullah that also killed seven Israeli soldiers. He said Israel has "no intention at the moment of involving Syria," which has great influence over Hizbullah. "We think at the moment the debate is between us and the government of Lebanon," he said.

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