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Anti-Hezbollah Force Kills 4 Lebanese Soldiers in Coastal City

Sunday, June 23rd, 2013

The Syrian civil war continued to spill over inside Lebanon Sunday when Hezbollah forces killed at least four Lebanese soldiers and two others after an attack on a military checkpoint near Sidon by Salafist anti-Hezbollah forces loyal to Sheikh Ahmed Assir.

Assir’s fighters used RPGs and set on fire at least one armored personnel carrier, according to the Beirut Daily Star.

Assir has urged Sunni members of the army to desert. He said in his weekly sermon Friday, “The Army, especially Sunni personnel and officers, should not carry out any mission which harms their Sunni brothers in Lebanon and for which they would be held accountable on the Day of Judgment.”

Sunday’s battle took place after the arrest of one of Assir’s followers, a day after the sheikh agreed to a two-month truce in exchange for the release by police of three followers.

In Tripoli, south of Sidon, clashes have escalated between Sunni Muslim and pro-Syrian and Hezbollah fighters.

Lebanese Army Investigating Israeli Peppers Discovered in Shop

Tuesday, January 1st, 2013

A Lebanese shopper discovered several food items made in Israel in one of Lebanon’s largest retailers Tuesday, the Daily Star reported on Tuesday..

While shopping at Spinneys, in the coastal city of Sidon, a man, who preferred to remain anonymous, discovered a bag of three kinds of peppers made in Israel.

Spinneys, in Sidon, Lebanon.

Spinneys, in Sidon, Lebanon.

It should be noted, however, that the red and green peppers were clearly marked as imported from Spain, while only the yellow peppers were grown in Israel.

That’s only a 33% ratio of Israeli to Spanish peppers.

The anonymous customer immediately contacted local authorities who in turn contacted the Lebanese Army.

That’s probably because only one out of three peppers were enemy produce. Otherwise, the Navy and the Airforce would surely have been alerted as well.

And Hezbollah would have been notified in case of Jewish jalapeños.

In the end it was members of military intelligence and police who arrived at Spinneys, and their experts discovered 13 similar bags that had the word “Israel” printed on the sale tag.

There was much anger, and waling, and the gnashing of teeth.

Police experts pointed out that the international bar code for the offending items was scratched with a blue pen and a new code was handwritten on the bag.

Deception!

The case was then referred to the military judiciary for investigation into how the produce made it through customs at the port or the airport.

Spinneys had a similar incident almost ten years ago when shoppers discovered mugs made in Israel being sold at the retailer.

A search through the Spinneys Lebanon website yielded no Israeli products and no peppers, mixed or otherwise.

Printed from: http://www.jewishpress.com/news/breaking-news/shocking-israeli-mixed-peppers-discovered-in-south-lebanon-shop/2013/01/01/

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