U.S. Diplomat Concerned Over Lebanon-Israel Border Disputes

BEIRUT, Sept 12 (NNN-NNA) – Samir Geagea, leader of the Lebanese Forces, said that, U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs, David Schenker, expressed worries over the Lebanon-Israel border disputes.

“Schenker believes that the sequence of recent events in Lebanon is not reassuring,” Geagea said, following his meeting with the U.S. diplomat.

Tensions have escalated in the past week between Lebanon and Israel, after a series of airstrikes conducted on Aug 24 by Israel Defence Forces in Syria, killing two Hezbollah fighters, followed by an attack on Aug 25 by two Israeli drones on Beirut’s southern suburbs.

The two incidents prompted Hezbollah to retaliate a week later, by destroying an Israel military vehicle in Avivim, north of Israel.

Shortly later, Israeli tanks fired artillery shells towards Hezbollah posts, near the Lebanese village of Maroun al-Ras, from which the missile was launched.

Hezbollah leader has given several speeches since the incident, while vowing to respond by all means to any attack against Lebanon.– NNN-NNA