BEIRUT: A Lebanese shepherd was kidnapped by Israeli soldiers in a village near the southern border Tuesday.
The shepherd, Hasan Qasem Zahra, born in 1998, had taken a herd of goats out to the fields to graze in Bistra farm, near a UNIFIL post in the district of Hasbaya.
Israeli army patrol officers hurled smoke bombs before they kidnapped Zahra.
Lebanese security forces were informed of the incident and in turn alerted UNIFIL.
UNIFIL are currently in ongoing contacts with Israel to ensure the return of the Lebanese shepherd.