UN launched probe into Israel’s abduction of a Lebanese national


Israel’s abduction of a young Lebanese shepherd over the weekend had sparks flying.

The 17-year-old’s temporary detainment by Israeli soldiers has prompted an investigation into the incident by the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon and created a diplomatic tussle.

“UNIFIL has launched an investigation to establish the circumstances of the incident, including the exact location where the man was apprehended,” UNIFIL representative Neeraj Singh was quoted as saying and added “The investigation is ongoing.”

Rabih Mohammed Zahra was tending to a flock of sheep on Sunday in the Bastara Farm village near the disputed border area of Shebaa Farms when he was arrested by Israeli soldiers on Sunday, media reports say. LAT