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May 3, 2012 11:21 am

Israel Works With Lebanon, UN to Fortify Dangerous Area Along Lebanese Border

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Israel - Lebanon border near Rosh Hanikra. Photo: wiki commons.

Haaretz – Israel has begun fortifying a fence along its volatile border with Lebanon, reinforcing an especially dangerous section that has been susceptible to sniper fire and other threats, IDF officials said Tuesday.

The IDF said the project was strengthening a one-kilometer (half-mile) section of an existing fence in Israeli territory, and no modifications to the route were being made. Even so, to avoid friction, it said construction was coordinated with the Lebanese army and the UN peacekeeping force in the area, UNIFIL.

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