Israel “Playing With Fire” With Attacks On Arab Territories, AL Chief Warns

CAIRO, Sept 11 (NNN-MENA) – Arab League (AL) Secretary-General, Ahmed Aboul-Gheit, warned Israel against “playing with fire” with its recent attacks on some Arab countries.

“Israel now enjoys a political cover, provided by the United States, which enables it to attack Arab territories, as we have seen in recent weeks,” Aboul-Gheit said, at the AL foreign ministers meeting in Cairo.

He added that the purpose behind these aggressions is “electoral propaganda,” referring to the Sept 17 elections due to be held in Israel.

The AL chief warned the continuation of such Israeli acts threatens to ignite the region, in a way that would not be in the interest of the security or stability of any party.

On Aug 24, Israel carried out an airstrike on a number of targets in the village of Aqraba, southeast of the Syrian capital Damascus, killing two members of the Lebanese Hezbollah group.

Hours later, Hezbollah announced that, the southern suburb of the Lebanese capital, Beirut, was attacked by two Israeli drones, one of which fell down and the other exploded.

Hezbollah responded by carrying out an attack that destroyed an Israeli military vehicle in northern Israel, while Israel retaliated by shelling Hezbollah targets in southern Lebanon.– NNN-MENA