The Israeli army seized on Tuesday a herd of goats from the southern Lebanese border town of Shebaa, but the shepherds managed to escape in what was described as ” kidnapping attempt”, National News Agency reported.
“The Israeli Army seized by force a a herd of goats belonging to shepherds Mohammed Khalil Nabaa and Khodr Hamdan from the Sadana mountain heights in Shebaa,”NNA added
The herd was taken away to the occupied Shebaa Farms, NNA noted, adding that the two shepherds managed to escape .
The same source remarked that an Israeli force had set up an ambush to the north of the border line, around 50 to 100 meters inside Shebaa, before seizing the goats.
Lebanese army troops later deployed heavily in the region following these latest developments in the South, said NNA
This is not the first incident of its type . In attempting to kidnap suspect shepherds , Israel seized on several occasions Lebanese cows, sheep and goats .