Lebanon accuses Israel of violating its border

June 20th, 2009 - 3:18 am ICT by IANS  

Beirut, June 20 (DPA) The Lebanese Army Friday accused Israel of violating the Lebanese border by establishing an observation post in a restricted area on the outskirts of the Kfarshouba hills.
“In clear violation of a restricted area of Lebanese territory, and in an attempt to impose a new reality on the ground, the Israeli enemy Wednesday set up an observation post at the edge of Kfarshouba and a military position overlooking Baathaeel pond,” a Lebanese army statement said.

“Given this provocative stance, Lebanese army units deployed in the region ran patrols along the border,” it added.

The army said it was following up on the violation with the leadership of the UN Interim Force in Southern Lebanon (UNIFIL) “to deal with this urgent situation”.

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