Israeli Unit Fails to Abduct Four Shepherds in South, Seizes their Cattle

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An Israeli unit failed on Friday in abducting shepherds in the southern town of Shebaa, opting instead to seize their cattle, reported the National News Agency.

It said that the unit crossed 400 meters into the Jabal al-Shahel region west of Shebaa where it tried to kidnap four shepherds.

The shepherds managed to escape however to a nearby post of the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon as the Israeli troops seized about a hundred of their goats.

They were identified as Mohammed Hussein Zahra and his brother Ismail, Ismail Qassem Zahra, and Mohammed Zahra.

UNIFIL is working on returning the cattle back to the shepherds.

Development and Liberation bloc MP Qassem Hashem soon inspected the area where the attempt took place and met with the shepherds.

“The recent violation of Lebanon's border is a provocation against the country and its sovereignty,” he said.

Hashem added that the Blue Line has not been demarcated where the kidnapping attempt took place, stressing that it is a liberated area.

“For how long will these provocations continue? Why does the government delay in presenting this issue before the international community?” wondered the MP.

“Where are the officials who constantly defend Lebanon's sovereignty, dignity, and independence? Why do they remain silent over the Israeli provocations in the South?” he asked.

The government should directly follow up on the violations to reveal Israel's hostile nature before the world, he declared.

“We should no longer remain silent over the Israeli violations of our land,” stated Hashem.

On April 7, an Israeli patrol abducted two shepherds and three women near the Blue Line at the Bastra Farm near Shebaa.

They were soon released however.

Israeli troops frequently kidnap shepherds near border areas.

They are usually interrogated before their eventual release.



Comments 8
Thumb -phoenix1 09 May 2014, 17:13

I mean, what's wrong with these Israelis so obsessed with kidnapping our shepherds?!

Thumb -phoenix1 09 May 2014, 20:00

The Israelis caught the children of Ibinwalidjumblat, look at them all, so sweet, Profile, Alfinik, Falanges, Wolf Rear, and there at the very end near the barb wire, Mama calling her kids. The Israelis will indeed return them back as mama Ibinwalidjumblat said, Hard-Wired, lol.

Thumb FlameCatcher 09 May 2014, 17:30

Where is Hezbollah to protect our border ? Oh yes, it's all BULL !

Thumb FlameCatcher 10 May 2014, 00:52

Again, you get me wrong. Unlike you, I don't support any terrorists. I'm just less affraid of Nusra and Takfiri pumped up, overinflated threats than Hezbollah's very real threat to our livelihood. Proof is our country has gone down the drain ever since Hezbollah started flexing muscles and trying to take over the country.

It will end bloody if it goes on so the only way out is for Hezbollah to disarm. No other alternative.

Unless you're happy to give your country to Iran which has already declared Lebanon part of its soil.

Traitor... ya mahla el Ottomans !

Thumb zahle1 09 May 2014, 19:54

Seriously think about this. They are really trying to provoke a response. This is very haram. Taking a shepherds goats. This is a real low. They are trying to humiliate and harass people trying to make a living. Horrible!

Thumb zahle1 09 May 2014, 19:55

If nobody Lebanese ever protected these people from Israeli harassment, why should the people of this area give up their arms? Can anyone guarantee Israel cannot do this to them? How can the LAF and government guarantee this, when HA can't even be as effective with a war on another front?

Thumb lebanesenationalist 09 May 2014, 21:44

It's very simple really: the Israelis were trying to send a message to Shepherd (Al Rahi). "We decide if you visit the holy land or not". Shepherds got away, so the cattle were the next best thing.. Make sense?

Missing national.pact 10 May 2014, 00:01

the Israelis are so desperate they wana have SHIPSTININE probably