(ANSAmed) - BEIRUT, APRIL 26 - A man and his two children have crossed the most heavily-guarded border in the Middle East: that between Lebanon and Israel, escaping into the latter. This occurred yesterday evening and was reported on by the Lebanese press this morning. The Beirut daily An-Nahar said that a man in his thirties of unknown nationality crossed the electric fence built by Israelis near the Lebanese town of Kfar Kila along the Blue Line of demarcation between the two countries. He was accompanied by his two children, one six years old and the other a year and a half. Lebanon and Israel have officially been at war since they became independent states over half a century ago. Since the autumn of 2006, over 10,000 UN peacekeeping troops have kept watch over the border region from the Lebanese side, where for the past five years thousands of Lebanese soldiers have also gone back to being deployed. According to An-Nahar, the man approached the fence around 7 PM, threw his elder son over the fence, onto the military road controlled by the Israeli Army. He then tossed his younger son over, caught by his elder brother. Then he scaled the fence under the closed-circuit surveillance cameras of the Israeli Army. Over the past few days the Israeli media had announced that in the section of the Blue Line near Metulla a separation wall would be built. (ANSAmed).