UN wants clear border between Lebanon and Israel

BEIRUT - The U.N. peacekeeping force in south Lebanon says it wants to clearly mark the boundary between Israel and Lebanon after a border dispute led to deadly violence earlier this month.

By (AP)

Published: Thu 19 Aug 2010, 2:49 PM

Last updated: Mon 6 Apr 2015, 5:49 AM

UNIFIL force commander Maj. Gen. Alberto Asarta Cuevas said Thursday he met with representatives of the Lebanese and Israeli armies to discuss the U.N.-drawn Blue Line boundary.

An exchange of fire between Lebanese and Israeli troops on Aug. 3 killed an Israeli officer, two Lebanese soldiers and a journalist. The violence broke out after Israel tried to cut down a tree that both sides claimed was on their territory. The U.N. later established it was in Israel.

The Blue Line is not marked clearly. A fence Israel erected to separate the countries does not always match the official boundary.

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