Red Cross sees Israeli who slipped into Lebanon

Man who jumped over the border fence being held in prison in Tyre; reportedly in good condition, not settled when he will return.

May 2, 2013 14:17
Lebanese soldier peers at Israel along border

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

Representatives of the Red Cross met on Thursday with the Israeli citizen Simon Saadi who crossed in to Lebanon on Wednesday, Israel Radio reported. 

Saadi is been being held in a prison in Tyre and he is in good condition but it is not settled when he will be returned to Israel, according to the report.

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

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.

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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