TEL AVIV (Jun. 24)
Security sources warned Tuesday that terrorists in south Lebanon are planning to attack units of the Israel Defense Force and the Israel-backed South Lebanon Army (SLA) disguised as troops of the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL).
According to the sources, uniforms and military equipment have been stolen in recent days from the Irish battalion of UNIFIL which is stationed near Tibnine, just north of the south Lebanon security zone.
Defense Minister Yitzhak Rabin confirmed that there has been an increase in terrorist attempts to steal uniforms and weapons in south Lebanon and in Israel. He said recent attacks by terrorists have employed more sophisticated equipment than the usual home-made or improvised weapons used in the past.