Israeli sources reported on Saturday that six Lebanese residents
abducted by the Israeli forces on Friday in Aita Al Sha'ab village, in
southern Lebanon, were released on Saturday, and that they were unarmed
After the the six Lebanese were taken prisoners, Israel claimed that they were armed, and that soldiers suspected that they might be fighters.
The incident took place when Israeli troops infiltrated into Aita Al Sha'ab village, and Maroheen town, in southern Lebanon.
The six residents were identified as Taher Salim Tahiny, Mohammad Hussein Srour, Kamil Mahmoud Haresy, and Hasan Fayez Daqmouq, member of the Lebanese security force and Ali Ahmad Qasem. The sixth Lebanese resident is Ali Fares Obeid from Marouhin village. The two Lebanese villages are still under Israeli military control.
Also, the Israeli army bared a boat from reaching the Lebanese coast which is a direct violation to security council number 1701 that declared lifting siege imposed on Lebanon.
The incident took place after Israel said that if officially lifted the naval siege over Lebanon as the peacekeeping forces started deploying along the borders, and started to patrol the Lebanese coast.