Lazzarini: Lebanon-Israel Border Most Stable in Region


Philippe Lazzarini, Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator for Lebanon, said the Lebanese border with occupied Palestine is one of the “most stable” in the Middle East in recent years, and stressed that Lebanon and Israel “do not want war,” Asharq al-Awsat newspaper reported on Thursday.

The security situation on Lebanon’s southern border deteriorated in December after Israel launched operation “Northern Shield” aimed at destroying Hizbullah tunnels. This prompted a military alert on both sides of the border, followed by the resumption of Israeli forces building a concrete wall at conservative border points, which increased the tensions in the region.