Two completely, entirely unrelated stories

The United Nations peacekeeping force in southern Lebanon (UNIFIL) has determined that the Israeli, tree-trimming soldiers who were fired upon by the Lebanese army near the border fence between the two countries were in fact operating on Israeli soil, a development that appears to be a significant diplomatic victory for the Jewish state. Reacting to the news, a spokesman for Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said the findings proved that the “Lebanese attack on our forces was both unprovoked and unjustified.”

Meanwhile, in a completely unrelated story, a “Palestinian militant” was killed and another wounded on Wednesday after being shelled by the IDF, according to Reuters. “The Israeli military said aircraft fired on a group of Palestinians who had approached the Gaza border fence, where army patrols sometimes come under gun or bomb ambushes.” I wonder if the UN will weigh in?


About Charles Davis

A writer and producer with whose work has aired on television and radio and been published by outlets such as Al Jazeera, The Intercept, The Nation and The New Republic.
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2 Responses to Two completely, entirely unrelated stories

  1. As if unauthorized Lebanese tree-trimming isn't one step away from full-blown anarchy.

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