Lebanon: Israeli forces violate Blue Line, surveillance planes fly over southern villages

Published April 27th, 2016 - 11:30 GMT
A UN peacekeeper is seen near Lebanon's Blue Line, with a picture of the Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah in the background. (AFP/File)
A UN peacekeeper is seen near Lebanon's Blue Line, with a picture of the Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah in the background. (AFP/File)

Israeli troops Wednesday breached the Blue Line near Lebanon’s southern village of Mais al-Jabal, the state-run National News Agency reported.

This is Israel’s most recent violation of the Blue Line, which is a UN border demarcation separating Lebanon and Israel. The UN came up with the idea of the Blue Line in the months before Israel’s troop withdrawal from south Lebanon in May 2000.

Earlier, the Lebanese army said that Israeli surveillance planes violated the country’s airspace by flying over the border village of Kfar Kila.

It also flew over flew over the eastern city of Baalbek and the Bekaa Valley town of Rayak before heading to Alma al-Shaab in the south.


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