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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.

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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.

“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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