Lebanese General Jean Kahwaj has ordered his troops on high alert, cautioning soldiers on the border region to prepare for an attack from Israel, according to published reports.


The comments first appeared in London-based Arabic language newspaper Alquds Alarabi, according to the Jerusalem Post.

"In a statement published in honor of Lebanon's Independence Day, the general said soldiers should prepare 'to handle what the Israeli enemy is scheming against the homeland, and to continue the battle against its violations – in the air, water, and land – with all the tools at our disposal,'" Ynet noted.

"Last week, a military court in Lebanon sentenced a Lebanese soldier and his wife to death, after the couple were found guilty of spying for Israel, Israel Radio reported," the Post added. "The court also sentenced the defendant's sister and her husband, who are reportedly living in Israel, to death."

Ynet continued: "IDF Chief of Staff Gabi Ashkenazi recently warned the Knesset that Hezbollah is currently armed with thousands of missiles, some of which could reach the southern city of Dimona."