(June 17, 2020 / JNS) Israel arrested an individual on Wednesday who managed to cross its border with Lebanon. The infiltrator, a Sudanese migrant, was detained in the northern town of Shlomi, east of Rosh Hanikra.
Recently, a number of refugees or migrant workers and Lebanese shepherds, who are known to help spy for Hezbollah, have infiltrated into Israel.
In May, Israeli soldiers arrested two Sudanese suspects who cut the border fence and crossed into Israel.
Avichay Adraee, the Israeli military’s Arabic-language spokesman, uploaded a post on Facebook earlier this month that noted the increase in the number of infiltration attempts along the Israel-Lebanon border.
In response, the Israel Defense Forces has intensified its operations along the border, according to Adraee. “We expect the Lebanese government and the international forces operating in southern Lebanon to take control and prevent these attempts because we will not tolerate them,” he wrote.
Israel maintains a vigilant watch over its northern border as Hezbollah constantly engages in surveillance and intelligence-gathering.
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