IDF soldier with binoculars 370 .
(photo credit: REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly)
The IDF began constructing a security barrier over a kilometer in length this
week around the northernmost town of Metulla to protect its inhabitants from
potential Hezbollah attacks.
The wall, which will eventually be 5- 7
meters high, is being built in coordination with the UNIFIL peacekeeping force
in southern Lebanon, which has in turn notified the Lebanese army.
IDF Spokesman’s Office said in a statement on Monday that the barrier will serve
to reduce tensions and improve security in the area.
a presence in southern Lebanese villages, and security forces are concerned that
gunmen from the Shi’ite terror organization could open fire on
Located six kilometers from the Lebanese border, Metulla is home
to approximately 1500 Israelis.
The wall’s construction is expected to
last weeks, according to Israel Radio.Reuters contributed to this