The Israeli army has begun building a wall that will run several kilometres along part of its border with Lebanon, a military spokeswoman has said.
“This construction, which began on Monday, is being carried out in co-ordination with UNIFIL (the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon) and the Lebanese army,” she said. “The wall is intended to avoid frictions on the border.”
Israeli public radio said the wall would be several metres high and was intended to protect the Israeli border town of Metulla from fire coming from the Lebanese side. It is expected to take several weeks to build.
It said the wall would be more than 2km long and 10 metres high.