IDF deploys concrete barriers on Israel-Lebanon border

Following threats from Hezbollah, IDF warns farmers of nearing border and begins constructing concrete barriers

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The IDF began placing concrete barriers along Israel’s border with Lebanon Tuesday.

The decision to reinforce Israel’s border comes following threats from the terrorist organization Hezbollah of retaliation against Israel for the killing of Samir Kuntar last Sunday. Kuntar, a terrorist released after 30 years incarceration in Israel for the murder of Danny Haran and his 4 year old daughter in 1979, was killed last Sunday in airstrikes reported to have been carried out by Israel’s Air Force.

Hassan Nasrallah, the head of Hezbollah, warned following Kuntar’s death that “The Israelis are hiding like rats along the border. They are worried and they should be worried along the border and inside Israel. Their threats will not benefit them. The retaliation to Samir’s assassination will inevitably come.”

IDF Chief of Staff Lt. Gen. Gadi Eisenkot responded to Nasrallah’s threats, stating that Israel will “stand ready for every challenge,” and “Even across our borders, in the face of the threats heard in the north, we stand ready for every challenge. And as we’ve proven in the past, we know how to find those who wish us ill. Our enemies know that if they try to disturb the security of Israel — they will face severe consequences.”

In addition to the concrete barriers, the IDF has warned Israeli farmers to not approach the border fence for security purposes.