The Gaza blockade could be tested again, as a ship named 'Julia,' currently docked in Tripoli, Lebanon, has been given permission to sail to Cyprus, from where it could make its way towards Gaza.
The saber-rattling between Israel and Lebanon – which Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman extended to Syria – has created an atmosphere similar to the one that preceded Israel's 1982 invasion.
An Ethiopian Airlines plane carrying 90 people caught fire and crashed into the sea just after taking off from Beirut early Monday. Experts speculate that an engine malfunctioned – possibly caused by a bird strike – shortly after take off.
Opposition Hezbollah fighters continue civil disobedience against pro-Western government.