Michel suleiman 311.
(photo credit: AP)
Lebanese President Michel Suleiman said Wednesday that the Lebanese army and militant organization Hezbollah is prepared to react to any "Israeli aggression."
In a talk with high school students in early March
In an interview with Arabic-language newspaper 'El-Watan' which will be published Thursday, Suleiman said that "Israel is poised to attack at any moment, so any new military activity will not be taken lightly."
, Defense Minister Ehud Barak said that Israel is not looking for confrontations, and will not initiate attacks in the northern region.
Barak continued by saying that if we are forced into a confrontation,
we will react, and we will “hold the government of Lebanon and all of
Lebanon responsible for any Hizbullah attack, and we strongly advise
them not to try and take action against us.”
While the IDF continues to have soldiers “train on a real model of what
they can expect to see inside Gaza or Lebanon,”
according to a senior
Engineering Corps officer, the tactics are merely preparation, and do
not insinuate any planned ‘aggression.’