Antonio Guterres advised Lebanon’s official government “to take all measures necessary to prohibit Hezbollah and other armed groups from acquiring weapons and building paramilitary capacity.”

According to Guterres, military actions violate a 2004 UN Security Council resolution ordering all Lebanese militias to disarm.

“In a democratic state, it remains a fundamental anomaly that a political party maintains a militia that has no accountability to the democratic, governmental institutions of the state but has the power to take that state to war,” he said as quoted by The Times Of Israel.

On May 6, Lebanon held its first general election since 2009. Within the nine-year period, the nation’s parliament extended its mandate three times under the pretext of political instability.

On May 7, Hezbollah Secretary-General Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah said that a new government would unite the army, the Lebanese people, and the Hezbollah resistance.

The Lebanese group has been criticized by opponents for supporting President Bashar al-Assad in the ongoing Syrian conflict.

On May 10, the Israeli Air Force hit dozens of what it described as Iranian targets in Syria after 20 rockets had been fired at the IDF positions in the Golan Heights, which had been occupied by Israel during the 1967 Six-Day War and later annexed the territory in 1981.

Damascus has stated that Syria would counter all attacks by the Israeli forces on its sovereign territory and will not hesitate to strike Israeli military targets as it has a right to self-defense. When commenting on the latest Israeli attack in Syria, the Iranian Foreign Ministry slammed the move as “an act of aggression” and a breach of the Arab country’s sovereignty.

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Source: Sputnik

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With Lebanese territory under occupation UN would better recognize the right to resistance, in accordance with the international law.

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Except that after studying 81 different maps, the United Nations concluded that there is no evidence of the abandoned Shebaa farmlands (11×2.5km) being Lebanese… Syria also used to claim these lands and actually, Israeli captured these from Syria in 1967, thus, since 2000, Syrians began to say it was Lebanon, then later, Bashar said it still had to be demarcated and it seems more and more that there was a bug between the Brit and French mandate when maps were drawn as… Sykes and Picot drew the borders during a dinner with huge quantities of French wine, they were actually… Read more »

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According to international law Syria owns the Golan Heights since it is settled by Druze. The Druze speak Arabic and joined Syria. p.s. Of Topic. It is typical that You French claim that it is different. It should have be the same with French areas that speak other languages. And it has lead to terrible wars between France and Germany also when You French did not understand that. And that France allied to foreigners like the UK and the US to win weekend both powers: France and Germany. This French spleen has helped the Island Monkeys to become rulers of… Read more »

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Israel is an anomaly. Waging wars, financing terrorism and ordering assassinations. Not counting it is occupying the Golan Heights and committing genocide against the Palestinians. I would love to see a military action against Israel from the international community.

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The Golan was part of the Jewish Palestine BRITISH MANDATE, Syria was the FRENCH MANDATE. Golan wasn’t part of the Syrian state at the time of its creation, it was taken through violent means when Syria invaded in 1948! There is no genocide against the Palestinians or their population wouldn’t be growing. You need just a WW2 T-34 tank engine to gas 2,000 people a day with carbone-monoxide, it’s even how the Treblinka gas chambers were working. BTW, Hamas kills more Palestinians than IDF! Israel doesn’t wages wars : as long as you don’t fück with them, they won’t fück… Read more »

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well fück you daeshbags Jux

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@slavonac, that is no argument and against the community standards.

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@Daeshbags Sux, according to international law Syria owns the Golan Heights since it is settled by Druze. The Druze speak Arabic and joined Syria. Forget the Balfour Declaration and the borders of the BRITISH MANDATE. It was Druze militia that took the Golan in 1948. The Golan was not taken away – no Israeli but a Druze majority lived there. p.s. Of Topic. It is typical that You French claim that it is different. It should have be the same with French areas that speak other languages. And it has lead to terrible wars between France and Germany also when… Read more »

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Israel is not committing genocide and not speaking of it. Else the Palestinians would be all dead like the 6 million Jews, who were killed by the Hitlerists not only out of anti-Semitism but also in revenge for the Zionists’ deeds during WW I. Hamas and the PLO constantly speak of driving the Israeli into the sea. Not the other way around. Israel is settled mostly by Jews, 61% Mizrachim, whom the Muslim have driven from their original homes in their countries after the 1948 war. The Muslim divested them of 100$ billion in valuables and 4 times Israel’s size… Read more »

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Antonio, Antonio, and what of genocidal apartheid entity in the neighbourhood who has ben killing innocent, destroying habitats and stealing land for 70-odd years now?

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@slavonac, Israel is settled mostly by Jews, 61% Mizrachim, whom the Muslim countries have driven from their original homes after the 1948 war. The Muslim divested them off 100$ billion in valuables and 4 times Israel’s size in real estate. So who is stealing land for 70-odd years now? It up to these countries and peoples to reimburse the Palestinians. They must also integrate the Palestinians. p.s. The forcible eviction of Palestinians and Jews after 1948 sums up to a population exchange. Just like the after effects of the Turkish Greek war, it was terrible for those effected, Palestinians and… Read more »