Israeli Man Arrested after Crossing Border Fence in Ras al-Naqouraإقرأ هذا الخبر بالعربية
An Israeli man was arrested by the Lebanese army on Wednesday after he crossed the border fence between Israel and Lebanon in Ras al-Naqoura, Lebanon's National News Agency reported.
“Lebanese army intelligence agents are interrogating the Israeli man who was arrested after crossing the border fence,” the Beirut-based, pan-Arab television al-Mayadeen reported.
Israel and Lebanon are officially in a state of war and the travel of individuals between the two countries is prohibited.
Meanwhile, MTV said "the behavior of the detained Israeli is abnormal and he only understands the Hebrew language and security forces are awaiting a translator."
A statement released by the Lebanese army later on Wednesday said "at 3:00 p.m., a patrol belonging to the Intelligence Directorate arrested an Israeli man after he crossed the technical fence and the Blue Line in the al-Labbouneh border area inside Lebanese territory.”
“The detainee is being interrogated in the presence of an officer from the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) with the aim of unveiling the circumstances of the incident,” the statement added.
Al-Manar television quoted a Lebanese security source as saying that "the name of the arrested Israeli man is Simon Saadati and he's 34 years old."