LBC TV reported on Thursday that Israeli forces attempted to kidnap a Lebanese shepherd in Tallet As-Saddana in Shebaa farms in South Lebanon, but failed.
National News Agency (NNA) also reported on Thursday that the Lebanese Armed Forces (LAF) and UNIFIL troops launched an investigation into Israel’s alleged attempt to kidnap the Lebanese shepherd,
The shepherd was identified as Fadi Youssef Oqaibi.
NNA said Oqaibi was 20 meters north of the Blue Line when an Israeli patrol crossed the border and attempted to kidnap him.
The shepherd managed to escape toward the positions of UNIFIL and the LAF, the agency said
UNIFIL spokesperson Neeraj Singh told AFP on Thursday that the peacekeeping forces had “not observed any violation of the Blue Line.”
His comment comes after a Lebanese Armed Forces (LAF) spokesperson told UNIFIL earlier in the day that Israeli troops crossed the Blue Line in the disputed area in an attempt to kidnap a shepherd identified as Fadi Youssef Oqaibi