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An Israeli citizen crossed into Lebanon: negotiations are underway to find out his situation - voila! news


It became known in Lebanon that this was a citizen of Arab origin, from one of the settlements in the north. His crossing the border was detected by IDF observations, and it was reported that he did it on his own accord. The man's identity is still unknown, but he is probably a resident of one of the northern settlements

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This morning (Monday) a man was identified who crossed the border fence from Israeli territory to Lebanese territory.

It was announced in Lebanon that it was an Israeli Arab, but the identity of the man is still unknown to the IDF. The security forces in the sector recognized the crossing and followed it. It was reported to UNIFIL, which passed the information on to the Lebanese security forces.

At this time, talks are underway between security officials and UNIFIL regarding the well-being of the citizen. A security official said that he was identified by surveillance as he crossed the territory from Israel to Lebanon on his own accord.

Israel-Lebanon border (photo: Amir Bohbot)

In March of last year, an Israeli citizen resident of the village of Arab al-Aramsha crossed the Lebanese border and was returned an hour later to Israeli territory.

The suspect was handed over to the police.

The citizen crossed the border at night.

When soldiers noticed what was happening, they called for him to return but without success.

In December 2021, the IDF announced that an Israeli citizen who had crossed the border into Lebanon about a month before had been returned to the country's borders. The citizen, a Bedouin in his 20s, returned in coordination with UNIFIL and foreign authorities.

At the beginning of that year, a 25-year-old resident of Modi'in Illit climbed a two-meter-high indicative fence that sends an alert in response to contact - and moved to Syria.

There, she arrived in a Syrian village near the border with Israel and the locals discovered that she was Israeli, and handed her over to the Syrian security forces.

In July of last year she was sentenced to eight months in prison for leaving Israel illegally, leaving Israel and attempting to leave Israel illegally.

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Increased engineering activity on both sides of the border in Lebanon: Hezbollah erects outposts, the IDF erects obstacles

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Hezbollah fighters in Beirut, January 3, 2023 (Photo: Reuters)

Recently, the tension between Israel and Hezbollah on the northern border has been increasing.

Security sources said that the friction between the IDF forces and the Lebanese army and Hezbollah operatives in the guise of civilians is the result of increased engineering activity on both sides of the Lebanese-Israeli border in the past year which reached a peak in recent months. "D 1 to the enclave on the blue line (the line that separates Israel from Lebanon, and is always defined as a matter of dispute, since it is not marked on the ground with a clear line, but only on the map).

Lebanon is at a low point for decades, due to complex political problems and a worsening economic crisis and rampant inflation.

In addition to this, Lebanon has regional-political problems, which prevent it from receiving aid from moderate Sunni countries, due to Hezbollah's proximity to Iran.

Security officials claim that due to the situation, Hezbollah's power is on the rise, since it manages to take advantage of the economic distress in Lebanon to also help needy populations from the Maronite and Sunni communities in the country.

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Source: walla

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