Israeli citizen arrested after crossing into Lebanon

An Israeli citizen crossed over to Lebanon and was detained by Lebanese security forces, according to a statement by Israel’s army on Monday.

The incident took place on Monday morning, the army said, adding that the man was seen crossing the border fence from Israeli territory into Lebanese territory.

As the two countries do not have diplomatic ties and are officially at war, talks for his return “are currently being held through coordination and liaison channels,” the army said.

Israel’s state-owned Kan TV news identified the man as an Arab citizen of Israel.

Lebanese media reported he is currently under questioning. ■

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