Israel adds new spy technology to Lebanon border


An Israeli tank maneuvers near the site of an exchange of fire between Israeli and Lebanese troops along the border between Israel and Lebanon, Tuesday, Aug. 3, 2010.The Israeli army planted on Monday a surveillance device along the technical fence to spy on Lebanon, the state-run National News Agency reported.

The wireless device was installed facing the observation point of the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) Indonesian battalion, on the Adaisseh road, NNA said.

Also Monday, Israeli helicopters hovered over the occupied Kfarshouba Hills and the Shabaa Farms area, the agency said.

In January, Israeli troops dismantled and removed two electronic devices from Adaisseh, which Lebanese authorities said were aimed at spying on Lebanon.

Since 2010 Israel has set up a series of “spy towers” along its border with Lebanon that As-Safir newspaper reported were unprecedented in scope, while Lebanon’s former Telecom Minister Nicolas Sehnaoui in late 2013 warned that the signals intelligence equipment could “detect everything that passes in the air.”

Israel’s border with Lebanon has been largely quiet since the 2006 war with Hizbullah.