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CREEPING CONFLICT: Lebanese Army builds observation towers on Israeli border


The Lebanese military has built several observation towers on the Lebanese side of the border between Israel and Lebanon in recent weeks.

The towers provide the Lebanese army with strategic observation posts from which they can observe Israeli military bases, the border fence, the patrol road next to the border fence, civilian roads in Israel, and various towns and kibbutzim along the border.

People who live in these border communities are saying that, while these observation towers are currently manned by Lebanese Army soldiers, they are concerned that Hezbollah will take them over during the next war.

The observation towers are located between the town of Rosh Hanikra and Moshav Zar’it. One of the main worries expressed by Lebanese border community residents is the fact that these towers were built in such a short period of time—within the space of a month.

“A month ago, there wasn’t anything


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