Lebanese Villagers Accuse IDF of Cow-napping
We already know Lebanon has a beef with Israel – but this might be the first time it is over accusations we actually have their beef.
The Israeli military said on Tuesday cows which crossed from Lebanon would be returned, after cattle herders from a Lebanese border village accused Israeli soldiers of taking the animals which have grazed freely near the disputed frontier for decades.
The herders from the village of Wazzani say Israeli patrols crossed into a grey zone on Sunday between a fence that separates the countries and the ‘Blue Line’ that constitutes the United Nations-designated frontier, taking seven cows.
“For 20 years and more these cows are there, from the time of our grandparents, and this is the first time that someone has taken them,” said villager Kamal al-Ahmad, who said he lost three cows.
The Israeli military spokesman’s office said the Israeli Defence Forces (IDF) had not taken the cows. It said a few cows had crossed the fence and the Blue Line from Lebanese territory during “IDF activity”, after which the gate was locked.
“The cows, which are still in Israeli territory, will be returned in accordance with the relevant authorities,” it said in a statement.
What a wasted opportunity to tell the Lebanese “Don’t have a cow!”
But as ridiculous as this all is, it’s not the first time they’ve made such accusations. You may recall just last month, a Lebanese kid accused us of captivating his chick.
What a bunch of bull.
Hat tip: Tomer