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Israel resumes construction of wall along Lebanon border

April 10, 2018 at 10:32 am

The Israel and Lebanon wall [Israel Defence Forces/Flickr]

Israel has resumed work on a cement separation wall along its northern border with Lebanon, Quds Press reported yesterday.

Quoting the Lebanese National News Agency (NNA), Quds Press said work had recommenced at 05:00 GMT on the “non-conflict” border zones near Kfar Kila-Aitaroun highway in Lebanon’s southern town of Marjayoun.

Funding for Peace - Cartoon [Sarwar Ahmed/MiddleEastMonitor]

Funding for Peace – Cartoon [Sarwar Ahmed/MiddleEastMonitor]

The NNA said that the wall is six-metres high and 1.2-metres wide. Israel plans to build a 30 kilometre long wall along its border with Lebanon with a height of up to 10 metres in places. The new wall will connect with the existing Fatima Gate on the Lebanese-Israel border.

According to the NNA, the Israeli occupation is to build a 30-kilometre long wall with a height of ten metres in places. It is planned to connect with an older wall which was built a couple of years ago at Fatema Gate on the Lebanese-Israeli borders.

In February, the Lebanese High Council of Defence said the Israeli wall is an aggression against the country’s sovereignty and a clear violation of UN Security Council Resolution 1701. It gave the army the greenlight to confront any Israeli aggression on the border area.

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