Israel erects concrete barrier in disputed area

2023-07-19 15:06:04 | Last Update : 2023-07-19 15:12:27

The Israeli army has placed concrete barriers in the disputed area along the Lebanese border, which is surrounded by a fence that has been a bone of contention between the two countries. Israel's move comes at a time of heightened tensions.

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Israel has placed concrete barriers on the disputed area surrounded by wire fences on the border with Lebanon, where tensions have increased in recent days. 

According to the Anadolu correspondent in the border region in southern Lebanon, the Israeli army placed concrete barriers on the border, which is considered a disputed area between the two countries and supervised by the United Nations Interim Force In Lebanon (UNIFIL).

Israel is carrying out the reinforcement work, which started at night, on the border line close to the Kafr Shuba region, which it has occupied since 1967 and where tensions have increased again in recent days.

There is a 120-kilometer border line between Lebanon and Israel. While Israel is building a wire fence in some parts of the border, it is also building concrete walls at some points.

The Lebanese government has not yet made a statement regarding Israel's latest work on the border.


In the 1967 war with Syria, the Israeli army occupied the Golan Heights and then the Kafr Shuba Hills, Shebaa Farms and parts of the village of Gajar, which Lebanon insists belongs to it.

In a statement released on July 4, the Lebanese Foreign Ministry warned that Israel had banned access to the north of the village of Gajar and was seeking to expand its occupation zone in clear violation of United Nations Security Council Resolution 1701.

On July 7, Hezbollah reported that Israel had occupied the entire village of Gajar on the Lebanese border and built a wall around it.

Lebanese Foreign Minister Abdallah Buhabib reiterated on July 10 that Israel should withdraw from the village, and on July 11, Lebanon complained to the United Nations against Israel for its complete occupation of the village.

Source: Anadolu Agency

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