An Israeli soldier peering through his weapon scope while on patrol near the Lebanese. (photo by AP)

Israel resumes building cement separation wall on borders with Lebanon

Jerusalem /PNN/

Israeli occupation has resumed building cement separation wall on the southern borders with Lebanon amid tight security measures taken by both sides.

Quds Press reported the Lebanese national news agency (NNA) saying that the construction was resumed at 5GMT on “non-conflict” border zones near Kfarkila-Oudaisah highway in Lebanon’s southern town of Marjayoun.

The NNA said that the separation wall is six-metre high and 120-centimetre wide and the Israeli occupation used heavy equipment to construct it.

According to the NNA, the Israeli occupation to build a 30-kilometre long wall with the height of 10 metres at some points. It is planned to connect with an older wall which was built a couple of years ago at Fatema Gate on the Lebanese-Israeli borders.

Lebanese High Council of Defence said at the beginning of February that the Israeli wall is an aggression against the Lebanese sovereignty and a clear violation of the UN Security Council Resolution 1,701.

The High Council of Defence gave the greenlight to the military forces to confront any Israeli aggression on the Lebanese borders, as well as announced it would continue moving at all regional and international levels to maintain the rights of Lebanon.

NNA also said that the Lebanese Defence Minister Yacob al-Sarraf had blamed responsibility for any hostile act could be carried out by the Israelis in the area on the Israeli government.

On Sunday, Al-Sarraf warned Israel of violating the Lebanese skies throughout flying drones equipped with the latest technologies and military facilities, stressing this is condemned by Lebanon.

He also condemned the continuous Israeli violations of the all international conventions, seeking to destabilise stability in Lebanon. He called for the international community to stand up against the Israeli violations.

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