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The Chief of Staff of UNTSO has submitted the following special report on developments in the Israel-Lebanon sector on 3 March 1976:
1. A complaint was received from the Lebanese authorities alleging that Between 1930 and 2005 hours GMT on 3 March 1976 an Israel force penetrated into Lebanese territory in the village of Meiss Ej Jabal (AMR 1991-2862), 1/ dynamited house, causing material damage, and abducted three Lebanese citizens.
2. At the request of the Lebanese authorities, the Chief of Staff of UNTSO authorized an inquiry, which took place on U March. A representative of the Senior Lebanese Delegate to the Israel-Lebanon Mixed Armistice Commission accompanied the United Nations military observers, who interviewed witnesses and examined the evidence presented to them.
3. Witnesses in Meiss Ej Jabal stated that at approximately 1930 hours GMT Jon 3 March an Israel force of approximately 100 men entered a house in the village, took away £L 6,500 and the identity cards of the occupants and forced the owner to show them the house of his sons. The witnesses further stated that the Israel force entered this second house, abducted the two sons and a neighbour and dynamited the house, departing the village at approximately 2000 hours GMT with the three Lebanese citizens.
4. The military observers saw in Meiss Ej Jabal one house and one automobile recently destroyed by explosives and other material damage.
5). Based on the findings of the inquiry, the complaint is confirmed in so far as the destruction of one house and other material damage are concerned.
1/ AMR - approximate map reference.