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Israel on alert on border with Lebanon over infiltration attempt

A picture taken on August 2, 2018 shows Hezbollah's flags flying at "Point 105" on the Israel-Lebanon border where eight Israeli soldiers were killed on July 12, 2006 [JACK GUEZ/AFP via Getty Images]
A picture taken on August 2, 2018 shows Hezbollah's flags flying at "Point 105" on the Israel-Lebanon border where eight Israeli soldiers were killed on July 12, 2006 [JACK GUEZ/AFP via Getty Images]

The Israeli army yesterday fired flares along the northern border with Lebanon over suspicion of an infiltration attempt.

Local Channel 12 reported that the infiltration was by a "person who was fleeing for Lebanon," adding that the Israeli intelligence was working "to identify the person and his background."

"The event has put the forces in a state of very high alert," military sources told the local channel.

Israel and Lebanon do not have diplomatic relations. The Israeli military and Lebanon's Hezbollah fought a devastating war in 2006.

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