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Lebanese army goes on alert near the Israeli border

Israel Materials 13 September 2011 16:20
The Lebanese army went on full alert Tuesday near the border with Israel after Israeli soldiers were spotted installing a surveillance camera near the Fatima Gate in southern Lebanon, a Lebanese security source said.
Lebanese army goes on alert near the Israeli border

The Lebanese army went on full alert Tuesday near the border with Israel after Israeli soldiers were spotted installing a surveillance camera near the Fatima Gate in southern Lebanon, a Lebanese security source said.

"The soldiers were moving close to the border with the Lebanese territories and installing new surveillance cameras, which prompted the Lebanese army in the area of Fatima gate to go on alert," the source said without elaborating, DPA reported.

Fatima gate is a former border crossing point between the two countries, but the gate was closed when Israel ended in 2000 its 22-year occupation of southern Lebanon.

Since the summer of 2000 the gate has become the site of many anti-Israeli demonstrations and cross-border stone throwing from Lebanon into Israel.

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