Tension rose a notch on Saturday 8 December 2018 on the border between Lebanon and Israel after Israeli fire left no casualties, while the Hebrew state has been carrying out an operation since Tuesday to destroy tunnels drilled by Hezbollah that are infiltrating its territory. The Israeli army also announced in the early evening the…

On Thursday, December 6, the Commander of the Northern Military District, Yoel Strik, met with the Commander of UNIFIL Forces in Lebanon, Major General Stefano del Kolom of the Italian Army. During this meeting, according to the Israel Defense Forces Press Service, Yoel Strik expressed his protest against Hezbollah’s violation of Israel’s sovereignty. On behalf…

Former Druze Minister Wi’am Wahhab (pro-Syrian) called for calm on Tuesday and said that Hezbollah had prevented a bloodbath in Druze Mountain, while he continued to receive condolences after the shooting death of one of his bodyguards during a police intelligence raid that took place on Saturday, December 1, 2018 in an atmosphere of high…

The Israeli army has launched Operation “Northern Shield” to destroy the tunnels of the Lebanese Hezbollah militia on Israel’s northern border. An Israeli forces spokesman, Lieutenant-Colonel Jonathan Conricus, told reporters that the Israeli army was aware of the construction of several tunnels to transfer militants to Israel but that these tunnels were not completed and,…

Ansarullah Secretary General, Jamal Sleiman, has managed to flee the Palestinian refugee camp of Miyyeh W Miyyeh and headed to the region of Mazze in Syria, National News Agency correspondent reported on Wednesday. Sleiman escaped alongside 17 other individuals including his siblings, family, and a number of his bodyguards. His departure, probably facilitated by Hezbollah,…

President Michel Aoun on Wednesday slammed what he called “the use of delay as a political tactic,” in reference to the stalled cabinet formation process, as he advised Hizbullah to avoid any “crack in national unity.” “We have given some parties a share bigger than their size to relieve them regarding this government,” Aoun said…

An agreement seems to have been reached to allow the formation of the new government. The agreement confirms Hezbollah’s victory. Lebanese forces have declared themselves ready to join the government of national unity formed by Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri. He was appointed to form the new government in May 2018. The rivalry between the Lebanese…

Violent clashes broke out on Thursday between rival Palestinian factions in Miyah Miyah camp in southern Lebanon, despite the deployment of the Lebanese army the day before in the camp, reports the National Information Agency (Ani, official). The fighting once again pitted the Fatah movement against the small Ansar Allah group, close to Hezbollah. The…

The Lebanese army deployed on Wednesday, October 24, 2018, inside the Palestinian refugee camp of Miyah Miyah in South Lebanon, a first, after a logistical breakdown during a first deployment attempt yesterday to restore calm after inter-Palestinian fighting, reports the National Information Agency (Ani, official). This deployment was possible after resolving logistical issues and coordinating…

The ceasefire declared Monday evening, October 15, 2018 in the Palestinian camp of Miyeh Miyeh, South Lebanon, after violent clashes between supporters of the Palestinian Ansar Allah and others of the Fateh movement, will not have lasted long, the National Information Agency (Ani, official) reported Tuesday morning. The clashes, during which machine guns and rockets…