"Lebanon threatened on Saturday to halt troop deployments to the south of the country after Israeli commandos struck deep in the Lebanon’s Bekaa Valley, putting the six-day ceasefire with Hezbollah guerrillas to a critical test .
Israel said the raid was launched to stop arms smuggling to the militant Shiite fighters, but Lebanon said the operation violated the UN truce agreement. One Israeli officer was killed fighting Hezbollah guerrillas, and two were wounded, one seriously.
Lebanese Prime Minister Fuad Saniora accused Israel of a "flagrant violation of the cessation of hostilities announced by the Security Council," and said he would take the issue up with UN Secretary General Kofi Annan.
Defence Minister Elias Murr threatened to halt deployment of Lebanese troops if the United Nations did not intervene against Israel.
"If there are no clear answers forthcoming on this issue, I might be forced to recommend to the cabinet early next week the halt of the army deployment in the south," he told reporters after a meeting with UN representatives." Canada.com
If Israel persists in unilateral attacks justified by its own understanding of the terms of the UN Resolution, the truce will surely become meaningless very soon.
And furthermore: this violation of a truce is typical of the IDF when faced with the "niceties" of international law and the customary law of war. They observe the rules when it suits them. Pat Lang