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October 14, 2018 11:02 am

With Goal of Thwarting Hezbollah Attacks, Israel Completes Building of New Wall on Part of Lebanon Border

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Construction work being done on a wall on the Israel-Lebanon border, Feb. 8, 2018. Photo: Reuters / Ali Hashisho.

The Israeli Defense Ministry recently completed the construction of a nine-meter high concrete wall — topped by steel fencing — along a 12-kilometer stretch of the Israel-Lebanon border, the Hebrew news site Walla reported on Sunday.

According to the Walla report, the new barrier will make it more difficult for Hezbollah fighters to conduct cross-border attacks.

Hezbollah chief Hassan Nasrallah has threatened that in a future war with the Jewish state, members of his group will take over Israeli military posts and border communities.

The building of the wall has increased the sense of security felt by local residents, and will enable the construction of homes closer to the border, the report said.

The Israel-Lebanon border has remained largely quiet since the summer of 2006, when the IDF fought a 33-day-long war against Hezbollah — a Shi’a terror proxy of the Iranian regime.

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