On Wednesday, an attempt to damage the fence along the northern border with Lebanon was thwarted by the Israel Defense Forces.
The military claims that as many individuals neared the barrier, troopers used unidentified dispersal techniques. “The IDF will continue to take action to prevent any violation of the sovereignty of the State of Israel,” it continued.
According to an AFP security source in southern Lebanon, three Hezbollah members were injured by Israeli fire.
The incident occurs on the 17th anniversary of the beginning of the IDF vs. Hezbollah war in 2006.
Since Hezbollah set up two tents in the Mount Dov area in early April, just a few meters on the Israeli side of the U.N.-marked Blue Line, tensions in the north have been high.
Three to eight armed terrorists were said to be stationed at the position, which was next to an Israeli military installation.
Although there are no Israeli civilian communities in the region, the IDF conducts ongoing operations there to thwart incursions into Israeli territory.
On July 2, it was claimed that Hezbollah had taken down one of the tents. In exchange for Jerusalem stopping work on a security barrier in a community near the Israel-Lebanon border, the US has suggested, according to Israeli media on Monday.
The Blue Line splits the Alawite village of Ghajar in half.
The majority of those who live there are Israeli nationals, while many more in the northern part also have Lebanese passports.
Hezbollah built no fewer than 27 military outposts along the Blue Line in the past year, according to information released by Israel’s Foreign Ministry in May.
The poles were constructed under the pretext of Green without Borders, a Hezbollah-affiliated group that passes itself off as an environmental non-governmental organization.
The initiative was started by Hezbollah concurrently with Israel’s 140-kilometer (90-mile)-long hardened perimeter barrier construction.
The terrorist organization is prohibited from conducting operations close to the border in accordance with United Nations Security Council Resolution 1701, which put an end to the Second Lebanon War in 2006.