Where were those troops, anyway?
July 17, 2006 2:45 PM   Subscribe

Where were the Israeli troops when they were abducted by Hezbollah?

I've seen conflicting reports on whether they were in Israel or Lebanon and am curious which is true. I'm only interested in geography and cited sources.
posted by Tacos Are Pretty Great to Travel & Transportation (4 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
It seems some initial news reports placed the capture of Israeli troops by Hezbollah in the disputed Shabaa Farms area. Apparently by current news reporting, it happened along the border somewhere near Zarit, Israel.
posted by SenshiNeko at 3:00 PM on July 17, 2006

Haaretz says that they were "conducting a routine patrol of the border" and specifically "between Moshav Zarit and Moshav Shtula;" Al-Jazeera simply says "at the border with occupied Palestine." A (paper) map I have place those very close to the border, but on the Israel side.
posted by needs more cowbell at 3:07 PM on July 17, 2006

The Shebaa Farms attack/kidnapping happened in 2000.
posted by onalark at 3:34 PM on July 17, 2006

I know that on Lebanese television shortly after the attack occured, the information being given to the Lebanese people was that Israel had invaded Lebanese territory, not vice-versa. It wasn't until I talked to my sister there that she heard the Western news version.
posted by onalark at 3:42 PM on July 17, 2006

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