In response to this "incident," an official from the particular Syrian-sponsored Palestinian faction to which the gunman belonged, Abu Fadi Hamade, had this to say:
“The Lebanese army is not our enemy. The incident has been overcome in a brotherly spirit.... No one has an interest to disturb security.”
Brotherly spirit? I wonder where that spirit was when the bullet was fired into the head of a Lebanese soldier! I wonder where that brotherly spirit was when Abu Fadi's faction built a military outpost on Lebanese soil without even bothering with such frugalities as informing the Lebanese Army (or some official who would at least pass the message along)!
The Lebanese Army is the only institution in Lebanon that can legitimately use force. All other armed entities are illigetimate, and hence subject to whatever force the Army is able to muster. If that force proves insufficient, then it becomes the duty of the Lebanese people and their political representatives to ensure that the only institution created to protect all of them from all adversaries is equiped and trained to the extent that it is able to carry out its duties.
Such duties include wiping out armed bandits and armed foreign elements from the face of Lebanon's sovereign soil. Period!