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Israel mobilizes along Lebanese border

  • Israeli soldiers patrol the area in Metulla as seen from the southern border village of Kfarkila, Tuesday, May 20, 2014. (The Daily Star/Mohammed Zaatari)

KFARKILA, Lebanon: Just five days before Lebanon celebrates the Resistance and Liberation Day, the Israeli army Tuesday deployed troops and military technicians along the Lebanese border to repair roads and check up on their sensors.

Israeli troops renovated military roads with an excavator and a huge military bulldozer.

Twelve armed soldiers oversaw the operation, with some photographing Lebanese journalists and citizens gathered on the other side.

A UNIFIL helicopter flew the air above them, while a troop from the international peacekeeping force observed the Israeli works along with the Lebanese Army.

Israeli surveillance drones watched the operation and filled the skies of southern Lebanon, recording any developments occurring on Lebanese territory.

On the Shebaa Farms frontier, an Israeli unit supported by two Hummers left their station in Rouwaisat al-Alam, patrolling along the border by Kfarshuba village and inspecting their electronic devices on the frontier fence.

They were escorted by Israeli helicopters that flew above the Shebaa Farms and headed toward the eastern borders of the occupied Golan Heights.

Celebrated on May 25, Resistance and Liberation Day marks the withdrawal of Israeli troops from south Lebanon in 2000.

 
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