Lebanon News

Goats taken by Israeli forces returned

BEIRUT: A sizable flock of goats kidnapped by Israeli forces was released back into Lebanon Tuesday, a U.N. peacekeeping spokesman said. Around 900 goats, as well as cows, sheep and other livestock were kidnapped by Israeli forces near the Shebaa Farms along the Blue Line after a failed bid to abduct two farmers, the National News Agency reported Tuesday. About 90 Israelis crossed around 500 meters past the Blue Line to take the livestock into the Israeli occupied Shebaa Farms. UNIFIL spokesman Andrea Tenenti said peacekeepers did not witness the incident and did not know how the livestock got into Israeli-held territory. Tenenti said when peacekeepers heard about the incident they contacted the Israeli army, who promptly released the livestock. UNIFIL officials said they are looking into the incident.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Daily Star on July 18, 2012, on page 4.




Your feedback is important to us!

We invite all our readers to share with us their views and comments about this article.

Disclaimer: Comments submitted by third parties on this site are the sole responsibility of the individual(s) whose content is submitted. The Daily Star accepts no responsibility for the content of comment(s), including, without limitation, any error, omission or inaccuracy therein. Please note that your email address will NOT appear on the site.

Alert: If you are facing problems with posting comments, please note that you must verify your email with Disqus prior to posting a comment. follow this link to make sure your account meets the requirements. (http://bit.ly/vDisqus)

comments powered by Disqus



Interested in knowing more about this story?

Click here