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October 28, 2016 7:55 am

IDF Fortifies Lebanon Border to Fend Off Future Hezbollah Infiltration

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A 2006 Lebanon War memorial near Israel-Lebanon border. Photo: Wikimedia Commons

A 2006 Lebanon War memorial near Israel-Lebanon border. Photo: Wikimedia Commons

JNS.org — The Israel Defense Forces is fortifying a stretch of the Lebanese border to prepare for possible infiltration by Hezbollah fighters in a future conflict.

The project is expected eventually to cover the entire 75-mile Israel-Lebanon border.

As much of Israel’s resources have been focused on beefing-up the border along Gaza, the IDF Northern Command has taken to using alternative methods.

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“We can’t dig everywhere, so we found other solutions, such as reinforcing the border fence, and we placed large boulders near Hanita [a kibbutz in northern Israel] to act as an obstacle,” said Col. Zaky Yeffet.

“The concrete panels we placed in areas guard against small-arms fire and anti-tank missiles,” he said. “Additionally, we cleared brush wherever we could along the border to allow us to see approaching threats more easily.”

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