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Lebanon says an Israeli excavator breached the border


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Moscow, January 19 – On Wednesday, the Lebanese army said that an excavator from Israeli territory had violated the border between the two countries, also known as the Blue Line.
According to the statement, the Lebanese army deployed in the area of ​​the violation, and a patrol of the United Nations Interim Force in South Lebanon (UNIFIL) also arrived at the scene.

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At the end of October 2022, the delegations of Lebanon and Israel will sign the Maritime Border Demarcation Agreement. The land border issue between the two countries has not yet been resolved. UNIFIL peacekeepers, together with the Lebanese army, control an area near the Lebanon-Israel border, also called the Blue Line.
Negotiations to define the land and sea borders between Lebanon and Israel began in the settlement of Naqoura in southern Lebanon since 1996 on the basis of a memorandum of understanding sponsored by the United Nations and mediated by the United States.
At the moment, no diplomatic relations have been established between Israel and Lebanon.

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