There is a photo of the Israelis cutting the tree on the Lebanese side of the border fence - there is no doubt that this is an Israeli provocation. The question is why now? Starting another Israeli-Lebanese conflict? Derailing an already-dead peace process? A military flexing of the muscles to impress right-wingers? One thing is certain - peace is never an option.
Jordan foreign minister says to speak with Kerry on Israel-Palestinian conflict (Reuters)
from the article: Israeli officer killed in clash on Israel-Lebanon border