(February 6, 2023 / JNS) For the second time in a week, an unidentified individual on Sunday illegally crossed from Israel into Lebanon, according to the Israel Defense Forces.
The military provided no further information, saying only that it was investigating the matter.
אלמוני חצה מוקדם יותר היום את גדר הגבול משטח ישראל ללבנון.
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— צבא ההגנה לישראל (@idfonline) February 5, 2023
The IDF revealed last Monday that an Israeli had crossed the border into Lebanese territory, and that dialogue was being conducted through intermediaries given that the two countries remain technically at war.
Foreign media reported that the man, identified by Lebanese channel Al-Jadeed as Farid Nizar Taher, 30, was arrested by Lebanese intelligence shortly after crossing the border.
Tensions remain high along Israel’s northern border, where the Iranian-backed Hezbollah terrorist organization has built more than 20 observation and guard posts over the past year.
According to U.N. Security Council Resolution 1701, which ended the 2006 Second Lebanon War between the IDF and Hezbollah, the terrorist group is forbidden from operating near the frontier.
Hezbollah launched the border posts project in parallel to Israel’s construction of a fortified fence along the 140-kilometer shared frontier.
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