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Lebanese man who crossed into Israel returned to Lebanon

Emanuel (Mannie) Fabian is The Times of Israel's military correspondent.

Illustrative: An Iron Dome air defense system is seen near the Israeli border with Lebanon, on February 18, 2022. (Michael Giladi/Flash90)
Illustrative: An Iron Dome air defense system is seen near the Israeli border with Lebanon, on February 18, 2022. (Michael Giladi/Flash90)

A Lebanese man who climbed over the Israeli border near the town of Margaliot on Tuesday has been returned to Lebanon, the military says.

According to the IDF, the suspect was detained by civilians before being arrested by troops.

The unarmed man was questioned and returned to Lebanon near where he crossed into Israel via the United Nation’s peacekeeping force, UNIFIL.

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