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US Congress Delegation Tours Lebanese-Israeli Border

US Congress Delegation Tours Lebanese-Israeli Border

Sunday, 14 April, 2019 - 05:30
A joint Lebanese army and UNIFIL convoy drive down a road in the Lebanese town of Marjeyoun on the border with Israel in this file picture taken on January 5, 2016 (AFP)
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A 14-member US Congress delegation toured on Saturday the Lebanese-Israeli border at the Lebanese region of Marjeyoun.

The delegation visited the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) position in Marjeyoun.

It was then transported to the border by the UN peacekeeping force and military.

There, it toured the main road in Kfar Kila-Adeissah where it observed Israeli construction of a border wall on the Israeli side of the border.

Tensions had been high in the region following Israel’s move to construct the separation wall. It has so far completed some 5 kilometers of the barrier.

The Congressional delegation then completed its visit by carrying out a tour by helicopter of the Shebaa Farms region.

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