Kfarshouba Residents Tear Down Barbed Wire in Protest of Israeli Violation

Kfarshouba Residents Tear Down Barbed Wire in Protest of Israeli Violation

Dozens of Lebanese briefly took over on Friday an unmanned Israeli observation post in a disputed south Lebanon border region and hoisted Lebanese and Hezbollah flags.

An AFP correspondent said around 70 protesters, led by Shiite MP Qassem Hashem, cut through barbed wire and marched on the post which Israel set up earlier this week.

The protesters put a Lebanese flag and another of Hizbullah just outside the post before being asked by U.N. peacekeepers in the area to evacuate the grounds, the correspondent said.

Shortly afterwards three Israeli tanks approached and soldiers were seen removing the flags, he added.

The Israeli observation post is located in the Kfar Shuba Hills, just outside Shebaa Farms.

On Tuesday the Lebanese army asked the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) to remove the outpost.

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