Israeli Forces Fix Lebanon Border Fence After Sabotage

The fence was damaged in three different points on Friday but there was no infiltration into Israel according to the IDF

Yaniv Kubovich
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Lebanese forces on the Israel border, on Saturday, April 18, 2020.
Lebanese forces on the Israel border, on Saturday, April 18, 2020.Credit: Gil Eliyahu
Yaniv Kubovich

The Israeli army operated on the Lebanon border on Saturday to fix a number of breaches on the separation fence caused by unknown individuals overnight Friday.

Armed soldiers from the Lebanese military followed the IDF activity from the opposite side of the border but no incidents were recorded.

Unifil interposition forces on the Lebanon border, on Saturday, April 18, 2020.
Unifil interposition forces on the Lebanon border, on Saturday, April 18, 2020.Credit: Gil Eliyahu

On Friday, the IDF said the border fence had been breached in three different points and condemned the incident as "of the most severe kind" but said no one had entered Israeli territory. "We hold the Lebanese government responsible for anything emanating from its territory," the Israeli army statement said.

On Wednesday, two missiles from an Israeli drone targeted a Hezbollah car on the Syrian side of the Syria-Lebanon border, one of whom was reportedly a Syrian army commander and the other a member of the militant group.

A picture of slain Iran Quds Force top commander Qassem Soleimani in Lebanon, facing Israeli territory, April 18, 2020.
A picture of slain Iran Quds Force top commander Qassem Soleimani in Lebanon, facing Israeli territory, April 18, 2020.Credit: Gil Eliyahu
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On Tuesday, the Israeli army crossed its own security fence and penetrated into one of the so-called "Lebanese reservation areas," that is areas considered to be part of Israel by the United Nations but claimed by Lebanon. The forces pulled out after a brief stand-off with Lebanese soldiers, with UNIFIL representatives mediating between the two sides.