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Lebanese army closes Israeli gap at border

Beirut, January 23 (Prensa Latina) The Lebanese army today cleared a breach made by Israeli forces near the city of Wadi Hunin-Markaba on the Blue Line, the borderline defined by the United Nations.

Through its Twitter account, the military institution confirmed that it had laid barbed wire from the Israeli enemy into the occupied Palestinian territories after violating the above line four meters long and one meter deep towards Lebanese soil.

In this regard, the correspondent of local channel Al-Manar Ali Shoeib reported that the head of the northern command in the enemy army, Uri Gordin, ordered a permanent and continuous engineering operation along the northern borders to improve defenses and put pressure on Hezbollah.

Through news on the microblogging network, the reporter shared photos and videos from the moment Israeli tanks and vehicles retreated to the engineered fence after the Lebanese army prevented another breach of the Blue Line.

At the same time, the correspondent reported on the establishment of a second line of defense by Tel Aviv forces around the Hunin Valley without entering it.

Similar incidents occurred last week when the Lebanese army prevented an Israeli-owned excavator from continuing work near the occupied Al-Mutalla settlement after it broke into the boundary line in the Marjeyoun plains around the town of Kafr Kila distance of two meters.

Despite the expulsion of its army from Lebanon in May 2000, Tel Aviv still owns the lands of the Shebaa farms and the Kafar Chuba hills, as well as the northern part of the Ghajar area.

Both countries have been in a war situation since the establishment of the State of Israel in the Land of Palestine and during these years many crimes and attacks remain in the minds of the people of Lebanon of the Litani River and the oil given Tel Aviv’s ambitions to conquer the water – and gas wealth.

Since 1978, the United Nations Interim Forces contingent has been stationed in Lebanon to confirm Israel’s withdrawal from the south and restore peace.

In accordance with Resolution 1701 of August 11, 2006, the international command oversees the cessation of hostilities and assists the Lebanese government in securing its borders and other points to prevent the entry of weapons or similar material without its consent.