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French forces block Israeli Israeli armored personnel carrier and two Humvees that tried to cross into Lebanon - by Hamza Hendawi
French peacekeepers on Thursday blocked the path of an Israeli armored personnel carrier and two Humvees that crossed into Lebanon, said an Associated Press photographer who saw it. Although the hour-long incident was resolved amicably, it marked the first such known encounter.
Peter Dejong, an AP photographer, said four French Leclerc tanks were on patrol when an Israeli armored personnel carrier and two Humvees drove into Lebanon through a border gate. The last French Leclerc tank in the patrol stopped, backed up about 150 yards and blocked the path, a narrow strip of tarmac extending from the gate. The two sides engaged in an animated conversation. Finally, the Israelis drove back to Israel.