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Shields: Were UNIFIL Forces Complicit in Ambushing IDF?

Damaging Imagery Shows UNIFIL Forces Shielding Lebanese Soldiers Attacking the IDF

The IDF informed UNIFIL UN ’peacekeepers’ of  the brush clearing operations which were taking place on the Israeli side of the border with Lebanon in advance. The images clearly show soldiers working with a crane to clear brush. This is how it looked..

From Haaretz (AP & Reuters Images)

Light blue capped UNIFIL peacekeepers flying a UN flag appear to be shielding Lebanese soldiers who are prone, aiming automatic weapons & RPGs at the IDF soldiers near the border.

This is a Lebanese soldier aiming down on the IDF, possibly one of the shooters that ambushed us. He's one of the guys on the ground with UNIFIL peacekeepers waving UN flags standing next to him.

We can see light blue UN caps, mixed with Lebanese soldiers aiming guns at Israelis very clearly here.

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The UN forces were supposedly enhanced & put in place by resolution 1701 ending the 2006 war to keep Hezbollah from the border with Israel. They have failed at that mission clearly in general.

So now what is their purpose? Is it to shield the Lebanese Army while it opens up with automatic sniper fire on IDF soldiers in ambush!? Is it to allow the Lebanese to fire RPGs at us while we cannot respond lest the world go insane because a UN Peacekeeper / Human Shield was hurt or killed??

Israel Defense Forces GOC Northern Command Maj. Gen. Gadi Eizenkot announced Tuesday that the two Israeli officers had been very seriously hit during the exchange of fire. Eizenkot said that the incident had been a “deliberate ambush.”

Eizenkot told Israeli media that “a routine operation was carried out during the afternoon near Misgav Am – an operation whose purpose was to trim some bushes near the border, in our [Israeli] territory. It was on both sides of the border but still within [Israeli] territory. Officers oversaw the operation from a permanent position. Sniper fire was directed at the officers, and two of them were wounded as a result.”

The GOC Northern Command stressed that “this was a pre-planned event, aggression by the Lebanese army who shot at soldiers inside Israeli territory without any provocation. We view this as a very severe incident.”

Where is Ban-Ki Moon?

  • Where is US Ambassador to the UN  Susan Rice?
  • Where is the UN Security Council which only convenes emergency sessions to CONDEMN Israel?
  • Where is our only ally the United States of America who helped negotiate & force this UNIFIL farce in the 1st place in 2006?

They have all been very quiet today. A stark contrast to their usual rush to judgment statements when it comes time to smear the State of Israel.



Updated
: My thanks to IsraPundit & Israel Matzav for linking over.

Yamit: There is no doubt in my mind of UNIFIL’s complicity. Israel meaning BB is also complicit in our tepid response. Most of all Bush and Olmert are responsible for the murder of a senior Israeli officer. The silence of the world is deafening, is anyone surprised?

Yes – You can hear a pin drop when Israel is the victim. No matter.. Am Israel Chai.

SD also has unanswered questions on the UNIFIL role, and the media reportage.

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