CiF Watch prompts correction to Telegraph claim that Shebaa Farms is in Lebanon

A report in The Telegraph on the Hezbollah attack on Wednesday which killed two Israeli soldiers (‘Israel strikes target in Lebanon‘, Jan. 28th) included the following passage:

shebaa
However, though Hezbollah claims that Shebaa Farms (an area on the Western slopes of Mount Hermon in the Golan which Israel captured from Syria in 1967) is “an area of south Lebanon”, to justify its continued existence, the UN confirmed that Israel withdrew entirely from southern Lebanon in 2000 and, thus, that Shebaa Farms is not part of Lebanon.
Following our communication with Telegraph editors, they amended the passage.
It now reads:
newWe commend Telegraph editors for agreeing to the revision.

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