A mentally unstable Lebanese national was repatriated Tuesday after infiltrating Israel by crossing the border fence earlier in the week.
The suspect was under constant surveillance by Israeli security forces even before he crossed into Israel and was detained shortly thereafter.
The foreign national said during his interrogation that he was sent by two Hezbollah operatives—brothers Mehdi and Ali Shahrur of the Lebanese village of Habboûch—to check the border fence's condition.
The infiltrator further claimed the two had threatened him with forced hospitalization if he did not attempt to cross into Israel to ascertain the border fence's permeability. He was brought near the border fence on a bike ridden by Mehdi Shahrur, he added.