The Blue Line: The Israel-Sudan Border? The Challenge of Infiltrators from Lebanon (By: Assaf Orion)

09/07/2020 – A new security challenge has emerged from Lebanon: Sudanese trying to cross the Blue Line into Israeli territory in search of work. In May 2020, the IDF prevented three incidents involving ten infiltrators, and in mid-June, one was captured on the outskirts of the town of Shlomi, in northern Israel. In addition, there were at least four cases reported in which close to twenty would-be infiltrators were captured by the Lebanese army, some with the help of UNIFIL, as well as one case of a Sudanese who was found shot to death deep in Lebanese territory. There are also an increasing number of reports of military operations or increased drills by the IDF along the northern border, including illuminating shells, land forces, and aircraft, and in mid-May, a Syrian who had crossed into Israel was shot and wounded in the Mt. Dov region. A municipality leader went far in describing the seriousness of the situation, and other elected officials compared the attempted infiltrations from Lebanon to past infiltrations along the Egyptian border, in an attempt to leverage this development politically by reigniting the issue of migrant workers in Israel and to take a stab at the legal system.
However, those seeking work are not terrorists, a few infiltrators are not a wave, the Blue Line between Israel and Lebanon is not the peace border in Sinai, and the necessary response on both sides of the border must be crafted professionally, based on the unique characteristics of the challenge at the current time.

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Hezbollah Alliance with Polisario Embarrasses Algeria

2018/05/03 – Morocco cut ties with Iran over its connivance in helping Hezbollah arm and train the Polisario. The news put Algeria in such a big embarrassment that its foreign ministry summoned Morocco’s Ambassador in Algiers to protest. Continuer à lire … « Hezbollah Alliance with Polisario Embarrasses Algeria »

Le Maroc dément avoir rompu ses relations diplomatiques avec l’Iran sous la pression étrangère

2018/05/03 – Le ministère marocain des Affaires étrangères et de la Coopération internationale a démenti mercredi que la décision de rompre les relations diplomatiques avec l’Iran ait été prise sous la pression de certains pays.
Suite à la rupture par le Maroc de ses relations diplomatiques avec l’Iran, « certains milieux, en mal d’arguments, ont prétendu que le Royaume aurait pris cette décision sous la pression de certains pays », a déploré le ministère dans un communiqué. Continuer à lire … « Le Maroc dément avoir rompu ses relations diplomatiques avec l’Iran sous la pression étrangère »