A Lebanese general who appeared in a videotape drinking tea with Israeli soldiers has been ordered arrested.

Lebanon's Interior Ministry said Wednesday it ordered the arrest of General Adnan Daoud.

The general commanded a joint military-police force in the mainly Christian town of Marjayoun in southern Lebanon, when Israeli troops entered the town last week and seized his base.

A Lebanese television station later aired Israeli footage of General Daoud having tea with his Israeli counterparts while they occupied his base.

Lebanon and Israel are officially in a state of war, and maintain no economic or diplomatic relations.

Some information for this report provided by AFP and AP.