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Israel, Lebanon navy increase cooperation in Mediterranean

By Haaretz,

The Israel Navy has recently strengthened its cooperation with the Lebanese Navy in the Mediterranean, as it prepares for possible pro-Palestinian flotillas to Gaza on Nakba Day this month.

According to Israel Navy officials, the indirect cooperation between the Israeli and Lebanese navies has increased.

On Land Day last month, when hundreds of Palestinians took to the streets to protest the loss of Arab lands in the Galilee, the Lebanese army increased its naval operations and barred any ship from approaching the maritime border with Israel, to prevent any possible provocations.

The Israel Defense Forces has also recently been aided by the Lebanese Navy in driving out foreign fishing boats that have been nearing Israeli waters. As a result, a significantly fewer number of foreign ships approach Israel's maritime border now.

When the Israeli navy identifies a fishing bo


Added: Apr-11-2012 Occurred On: Apr-11-2012
By: aydeo
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Tags: Israel, Lebanon navy, cooperation, Mediterranean
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