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Conflict Incident Report

Israeli army kidnaps Lebanese shepherd

Date of incident: 
July 30, 2014
Actors/Parties Involved: 
Israeli army
Lebanese Civilians

An Israeli infantry unit kidnapped at dawn Wednesday Lebanese shepherd, Ismail Khalil Nabaa, from the town of Shebaa. He was then led to the occupied Shebaa Farms.

The UNIFIL is actively seeking his release, as both the Lebanese and Israeli sides of the Shebaa Farms axis are on high alert.

Primary category: 
Land Violation/Land Borders Crossing
Secondary Category: 
Hostage Taking Situation [inc. attempt, release]
Classification of conflict (primary): 
Border conflicts (Israeli border)
Violations, disputes and/or conflicts instigated by Israeli intrusions on Lebanese national territories, airspace, and territorial waters. While there currently is no Israeli military occupation on Lebanese soil, these events are classified as violations of Lebanese sovereignty and are indicative of the continuous tensions between Lebanon and Israel.