After three days in enemy custody, 22-year-old Lebanese shepherd, Hassan Zahra was finally released.
Zahra was kidnapped by Israeli soldiers near the Lebanese border on Tuesday when he took a herd of goats to graze in Bastara farm located in the southern village of Kafr Shuba.
The Israeli Defense Force alleged the shepherd was cooperating with Hezbollah and stated that it would “not tolerate any attempt to violate Israeli sovereignty.”
The kidnapping occurred around the same time that Israel had been violating Lebanese airspace for days on end. On Tuesday, Lebanon had filed a complaint with the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) over Israel’s continued violation of Lebanese airspace and sovereignty.
It later lodged a complaint about the abduction of the shepherd demanding his release.