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What country is Ghajar City located in?

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May 20, 2008 5:45PM

According to UN Maps, Ghajar is half in Israel and half in Lebanon. However, since the 2006 Israel-Hezbollah War, the Ghajar in its entirety has been under Israeli military control. There was a UN-brokered deal in 2007 between the Israeli Defence Forces (IDF) and the Lebanese Armed Forces (LAF) for the Israelis to pull back to the UN recognized border, however the LAF backed out of the deal before it was implemented due to pressure from Iranian-backed terror group, Hezbollah. The majority of residents although, Alawite Muslims, hold Israeli citizenship and would like for the village to remain under Israeli control. However, when the village council attempted to fence off its northern and western border off to Lebanon, villagers were threatened by Hezbollah and the building of the fence was immediately halted. Until further notice Ghajar and its residents remain in a closed military zone.