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A fence on the Israel-Lebanon border which army sources said had been erected to halt cattle from infected herds in Lebanon straying into Israel and to obstruct illegal crossings over the border has been pulled down, Israeli journalists report. South Lebanon Army commander Antoine Lahad reportedly complained that construction of the fence could be construed as a political act. Lebanese sources had complained that the fence had been put up as part of Israeli plans to divert the Wazzani stream into Israel. But Israelis say the Wazzani flows naturally into Israel and there is no need to divert its waters. A United Nations investigating team recently found that Lebanese complaints about water diversion in this area were unfounded.

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