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Hezbollah has mobilized thousands of its militants in southern Lebanon ahead of a major Israel Defense Forces drill planned for next week, AFP reported on Friday.
The IDF drill, scheduled to begin on Sunday, will last for a week.
Hezbollah's deputy secretary general, Naeem Kassem, said the group was preparing to retaliate although it had no proof of any such Israeli plans.
Syria also began to call up reserves troops, including nationals residing in Lebanon.
On June 5, 1967, Israel launched a preemptive attack on Egypt. The Arab countries denied planning to attack Israel, and asserted that Israel's strike was not preemptive but an unwarranted and illegal act of aggression. Jordan, which had signed a mutual defence treaty with Egypt on May 30, then attacked western Jerusalem and Netanya
MADRID — A meeting to bring together European and Middle Eastern governments has been postponed to give Israeli-Palestinian talks time to achieve results, officials said. Israel on Friday called the reason for the delay ridiculous.
The summit of the Union for the Mediterranean was going to take place June 7 in Barcelona. Now, it has been pushed back to November, Spain's Foreign Ministry said Thursday night.
Originally posted by JanusFIN
Israels greatest element of succes in their campaings have been surprise. I think these actions are there just to erase that possibility, and that way for securing peace. But - we have waited this - and both sides are ready...
"Israel has to go to the negotiating table in order to achieve peace. To launch military exercises at such a time runs counter to peace efforts," Hariri told reporters in Cairo after a meeting with Egypt's President Hosni Mubarak. "How can you launch peace negotiations with the Palestinians while holding military manoeuvres?" asked Hariri, who is to travel to Washington on Sunday for his first visit as premier.
Israel's annual week-long civil defence exercises, which start on Sunday, are designed to prepare emergency responses to rocket strikes on Israel. Israeli Deputy Defence Minister Matan Vilnai has stressed that the exercises were planned long in advance and had no bearing on the Jewish state's present relations with its northern neighbours, Lebanon and Syria.
Sources in Beirut say Lebanese soldiers deployed along southern border while Israel holds Turning Point 4 drill. 'We shall thwart any possible offensive from enemy,' says security source