Israel Building Security Wall Along Lebanese Border (INN) ISRAEL NATIONAL NEWS) By Rachel Hirshfeld 04/30/12)
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Israel began building a wall that will run several kilometers along
part of its border with Lebanon, a military spokeswoman told Agence
France Presse on Monday.
"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, which is expected to be several
meters high, will protect the city of Metulla from sniper fire coming
from the Lebanese border town of Kfar Kila.
The project, which was first announced in January, is expected to
last several weeks and is being coordinated with the United Nations
Interim Force in Lebanon, or UNIFIL, and the Lebanese army, according
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. (IsraelNationalNews ©
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