Israel Starts Building Wall along Lebanese Border

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The Israeli military on Monday began building a wall that will run several kilometers along part of its border with Lebanon, a military spokeswoman told Agence France Presse.

"This construction, which began on Monday, is being carried out in coordination with UNIFIL (the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon) and the Lebanese army. The wall is intended to avoid frictions on the border," she said.

Israeli public radio said the wall would be several meters high and intended to protect the Israeli border town of Metulla from fire coming from the Lebanese side. It is expected to take several weeks to build.

Israel's military announced the project in January, saying it would protect recently-constructed apartment blocks in Metulla from sniper fire coming from the Lebanese border town of Kfar Kila.

Israel and Lebanon are technically at war but military officers from the two sides meet regularly under the auspices of UNIFIL to coordinate security along their joint border.

Israel fought a devastating war against Hizbullah in 2006, which cost the lives of 1,200 people in Lebanon, mainly civilians, and 160 Israelis, mostly soldiers.

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Default-user-icon + oua nabka + (Guest) 30 April 2012, 10:56

good and let the wall be 30 meters high, and let the wall spread with the same height alll over the borders with israel: egypt jordan syria and lebanon
and we must sign a deal with the hebrew state that the wall stays forever

Thumb jabalamel 30 April 2012, 19:34

the filthy zionist slime trash worm shit want to preserve zionist entity.

Default-user-icon + oua nabka + (Guest) 30 April 2012, 12:21

make sure that the wall is at least 30 meter high and ot stretches on all borders of israel : egypt palestine, jordan syria lebanon

Default-user-icon Anthony (Guest) 30 April 2012, 14:05

LEt the Israeli's live within these concrete walls. Best thing ever. THey will be doing all Lebanese a favour. It sickening having Zionists living on your border.

Default-user-icon Danny B. (Guest) 03 May 2012, 00:28

Anthony, you are correct, Zionists / Jews aren't good neighbors.
Better to liver with Hezballa and the Iranian. Much more pleasant.

Default-user-icon mazen (Guest) 30 April 2012, 17:22

The syrian regime is about to fall and the Israelis are scrambling to build walls all over the place, just goes to show how much protection the Assads were providing to the Zionists entity.

Thumb jabalamel 30 April 2012, 19:36

the filthy zionist slime trash worm shit admires the efficience of zionist entity.

yeah, i know that you have to suck up to your new country (after 2000).

and also, i saw the "give votes to expatriate discussion" and it seems that nobody told you that lebanon does not have embassy in zionist entity meaning that you won't be able to vote.

and you will lose anyway

Missing ulpianus 30 April 2012, 23:52

Well, you know that the only party in Lebanon that actually had "contact" with the zionist state in form of negotiations for a variation of issues are Hezboll ( exchange of prisoners etc etc)

All other parties, and politicians, including the government are considered traitors if they have any form of contact with them.

....And there is "contact" with them in form of smuggling of their products from South Lebanon ( into Lebanon). The smuggling is as I said from south Lebanon and not from Batroun or Keserwen.

With this, I´m not implying that Shias are traitors or even Hezb. I just want you to look after your own house before throwing this garbage at people.

Default-user-icon atm (Guest) 30 April 2012, 22:02

when will Israelis learn that the only way for them to survive in the middle east will be by giving up there messianic warmongering ideologies and start working toward a fair and honourable peace for all.

they can build as many walls as they want but sooner or later those walls will be breached. Today they have military superiority but history teaches us that such advantage is never permanent and sooner or later the scale will tip on the other side.

even the great wall of china was unable to protect its builders.

Thumb shab 02 May 2012, 12:41

Good, just build on the Israeli side. We need another wall towards Syria