Report: Hezbollah Lookouts at Israel’s Northern Border Dress as Shepherds, Farmers
While the Lebanese Army is plainly visible from the other side of Israel’s northern border, Hezbollah fighters tend to keep a much lower profile, Israel’s Walla reported on Friday.
According to the report, agents of Hezbollah tend to arrive on the border dressed as shepherds and regular farmers.
The northern border has been on alert since the assassination of Samir Kuntar, a Lebanese Druze who served prison time in Israel for murdering a man and his four-year-old daughter on a Nahariya beach. Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah claimed Israeli aircraft killed Kuntar with precision-guided missiles, although Israeli officials have neither confirmed nor denied the report.
Kuntar, who was freed to Hezbollah in Lebanon in 2008 in exchange for the bodies of two Israeli soldiers, was apparently helping Hezbollah set up networks on the Syrian side of the Golan.
Hezbollah has vowed to avenge his death.