Israel’s army evacuated and blew up an army outpost on the slopes ofMt. Hermon. But the Prime Minister’s Office denied that Israel plans to hand the area over to Lebanon. Lebanon claims the region, known as Shabaa Farms, lies in its territory and must be returned by Israel. Israeli security officials were quoted as saying Hezbollah may use the dispute as an excuse to attack Israel.
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