Israel continues building cement wall along borders with Lebanon

BEIRUT, Oct. 9 (Xinhua) -- The Israeli army Tuesday continued construction of a cement wall along its borders with Lebanon near Kafr Kila and Adaisseh, local media reported.

The construction was implemented by Israeli engineering teams under the supervision of the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) and the Lebanese army, according to a statement published by the online independent newspaper Elnashra.

The Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) unveiled the construction of the wall in earlier September, as part of the preparations Israel is making ahead of a possible conflict.

The new fence is set to replace a standard border fence that has been in place for years. The new barrier is being contested by Lebanon who says Israel is dipping into its territory.

Officials in Israel have denied the claims.

According to the IDF, the construction will be completed in two years at the cost of hundreds of millions of U.S. dollars.

[ Editor: Xueying ]


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