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Abbasiyeh residents on Friday removed the barbed wire set up by Israel 3 days ago near the Blue Line and hoisted Lebanese flags at the electronic gate amid deployment of Israeli troops on the side of the border.
The residents were led by MP Qassem Hashem, the National News Agency said. Around ten Israeli army vehicles and more than 50 soldiers went on alert under the gaze of the Lebanese army and U.N. peacekeepers, it added.
A Hezbollah government minister is refusing to confirm or deny Israeli allegations that the militant Lebanese group has acquired Scud missiles.
Minister Hussein Haj Hassan says the group was always arming and preparing itself but, "what we have is not their business."
Haj Hassan told Hezbollah's Al-Manar TV that since Israel possessed all kinds of weapons, it's only natural for Lebanon to have the means to defend itself against an Israeli attack
Around 50 villagers from the southern Lebanese town of Abbasiyeh removed Friday a barbed wire fence which was set up by Israel three days earlier on the so-called Blue Line border separating Lebanon and Israel, a Lebanese security source said.
The crowd hoisted Lebanese flags in the area, while Israeli troops went on high alert.
16:51 Over 200 gather to protest West Bank barrier in Bi`ilin (Ch.10)
Israeli soldiers killed a Palestinian in an exchange of fire near the northern Gaza Strip's border with Israel on Friday, hospital officials and the Israeli military said.
The military said an army force patrolling the border identified a Palestinian gunman planting explosives near the security fence along the border, east of Gaza City.
The gunman threw a hand grenade at the soldiers, who responded by firing back, it said in a statement.
Gaza emergency services chief Mo'aweya Hassanein said one gunman was killed. A second gunmen was taken to hospital with moderate wounds.
The military said it was the second attempt this week by Palestinian militants to plant explosive devices near the border fence.
Israel has delivered a secret warning to Syrian President Bashar Assad that it will respond to missile attacks from Hezbollah, the militant Lebanese-based Islamist group, by launching immediate retaliation against Syria itself.
In a message, sent earlier this month, Israel made it clear that it now regards Hezbollah as a division of the Syrian army and that reprisals against Syria will be fast and devastating.
Originally posted by Vitchilo
At the same time...
And I just don't want to think what will happen to our economy if a war breaks out and oil reaches 150-200$ a barrel... it's gonna give the final blow to the world economy... And Israel will have done what a thousand Osama Bin Laden couldn't have done... destroy the US totally.... and some people will still be cheering Israel !
[edit on 16-4-2010 by Vitchilo]
Please explain why you think the price of Oil would rise so much if Israel kicks arse with Iran / Syria / Lebanon etc.?
Why not Gold or Gas?
Firing off a lot of weapons at Syria or Lebanon should have no influence on Oil if they don't produce it / we don't buy any off them? Doesn't the US have it's own Oil fields like we do here in the UK?
Do we actually buy Oil off Iran? I seriously doubt it so again, why would we be affected?
What am I missing here? Sorry if off topic, just got me curious!