'Lebanese army catches Israeli who crossed border'

Lebanese media reports Israeli citizen caught jumping border fence south of city of Nakoura, being interrogated by security forces.

May 1, 2013 17:12
Lebanese soldier peers at Israel along border

Lebanese soldier peers at Israel along border 370. (photo credit: Ali Hashisho/Reuters)

The Lebanese Army apprehended on Wednesday an Israeli citizen who crossed the border from Israel, the Beirut-based Daily Star quoted security sources as saying.

According to the report, the 34-year-old man jumped over the border fence south of the city of Nakoura, where the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon is located.

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Lebanese authorities were interrogating the man, the report added.

The IDF confirmed that a person was seen crossing into Lebanon and that the army turned to UNIFIL with a request for further information.

The IDF was conducting searches in the border area.

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