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Lebanon: Israel stole 185 goats
UN forces appeal to Israel, retrieve goats Lebanon says were stolen from its territory by IDF troops
Lebanon has filed a complaint with the UN Security Council claiming that Israeli soldiers entered its territory in the area of the Shebaa Farms and confiscated 185 goats, the Lebanese Daily Mail reported Saturday.

 

According to reports in the Lebanese press, UN soldiers appealed to Israel and the goats were returned. Israel has not officially responded to the claims, which were made a few days ago.

 

Meanwhile Lebanese Development and Liberation bloc MP Qassem Hashem met with Foreign Minister Ali Shami in order to discuss the former's response to an Israeli complaint, handed to the UN on April 21.

 

The response rejects Israel's allegations that Hashem led a protest against the IDF in which fences in the area of the border were uprooted and flags planted in their place.

 

The issue of livestock is a recurring one for UN forces in southern Lebanon. In July of last year Spanish and Indian soldiers offered to build a fence around a pool lying across the border in order to allow Lebanese herds to reach it while keeping Israeli livestock out.

 

A year earlier, UN soldiers shot down an Israeli bull which crossed the border into Lebanon in order to drink from the same pool. The bull was shot after trying to storm the UN forces.

 


First published: 05.08.10, 11:23
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