POSTED: Monday, April 30, 2012 - 9:30am
UPDATED: Monday, April 30, 2012 - 9:34am
NBC News — Israel has started building a half mile long wall on its border with Lebanon. Israel says the wall is needed to protect an Israeli town located across the border from a Lebanese village.
The wall will bolster a wire fence that already runs along the border. U.N. peacekeepers are also stationed along the border area, where a tense ceasefire has largely held since the 2006 war between Israel and Lebanon's Hezbollah militants.