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Israel accuses Hezbollah of ‘provocative’ activity on Lebanon border

Foreign minister Israel Katz accused the group of multiple attempts to breach the border on Friday night and said it would complain to the UN

Hezbollah flags paraded at a rally, with one Lebanese flag
Hezbollah flags paraded at a rally, with one Lebanese flag

Israel has accused the Lebanese militant group Hezbollah of “provocative” activity along the Lebanese-Israeli frontier.

The country’s foreign minister Israel Katz accused the group of multiple attempts to breach the border on Friday night and said it would complain to the UN.

He said Israel “thoroughly condemns” the incident and expects the Lebanese government to prevent such threats.

On Friday night, the Israeli military fired flares along the volatile frontier after signs of a possible border breach.

It said it later found damage to its security fence, just inside Israeli territory, in three locations.

Israel and Hezbollah fought a month-long war in 2006 that ended in a stalemate.

Under a UN-brokered truce, Hezbollah is barred from conducting military activity along the frontier.

There was no immediate comment from the Iranian-backed militant group, but in recent days both Hezbollah and the Lebanese government have accused Israel of violating Lebanese airspace.

Earlier this week, Hezbollah said an Israeli drone destroyed one of its vehicles in neighbouring Syria, and Lebanon has reported Israeli drones flying over the capital Beirut.

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