Israeli Unit Fails in Abducting Shepherd in Shebaa

An Israeli military unit crossed on Friday the Blue Line near the area of al-Shahil in Shebaa.

Al-Manar television reported that a shepherd in the area escaped a kidnapping attempt by Israeli troops.

The seven-member unit crossed the Blue Line from their location at Jabal al-Sidanah and infiltrated Shahil where they took up combat positions among a flock of sheep belonging to a shepherd who was nearby.

An Indian unit from the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon soon arrived at the scene, while the Lebanese army also closely monitored the situation.

On Thursday, Israeli troops crossed the Blue Line while constructing the border wall that they started building on April 30.

The National News Agency reported that the forces crossed 65 centimeters into Lebanese territory near Kfar Kila as they were attempting to expand the border wall beyond the measurements that had been agreed upon.

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