Telephoto taken in Israel of border marker (stone cairn) in Lebanon, close to the 'armistice line' between Israel and Lebanon of 1949 (also called 'Green Line') which remains the 'de facto border', or demarcation line between Israel and its neighbours, after the Arab-Israel War of 1948.

The border marker - close to a former British airfield - was dug deep in the ground. It's fundaments were exposed in 1998 because of the fertile top soil carried away, from Lebanon territory to the Israeli border town Metulla.
The actual 'de facto' border between Israel and what became over time new neighbouring states (Lebanon, Syria and Jordan, was established in 1923 in an agreement between the two League of Nations Mandate powers, of that time, France and Great Britain.
"The Lebanese daily newspaper An Nahar devoted two pages to the episode on 2nd November 1998 including three pictures. The caption of one of the pictures is “A bulldozer in Mar’g El Chiam in the process of stealing earth and transferring it over the international border, as can be seen in the upper part of the picture from behind the road.”

The exposed border marker is indicated by a red dot.
Mehmed V (1844-1918), the 35th Ottoman Sultan whose reign started in 1909 (after the revolt of the Young Turks) and who held only nominal power. There were no borders as we know them now between several countries. Lebanon, Syria and Jordan did not exist yet. The area of what was then known as Palestine was split up in several adminstrative units called Kazas. Mehmed allied himself with the Axis powers in Wordl War I and so it came that the Ottoman empire was at the losing side and large parts were split up and divided by the the winners, especially Great Britain and France.
Ottoman map of the Eastern Mediterranean domain as published in the period of World War I. There are not yet distinct borders between different states in what is known as the historical Galilee. The Litani River (now in Lebanon) could be seen as a 'natural demarcation'.

The small red dot is where the 'border cairn' is situated, just north of the town of Metulla. This region is known as 'Upper Galilee'. This area has now borders and is often called 'the finger of Galilee' or the 'panhandle of Galilee' because it sticks out in a peculiar way not following a clear natural landscape feature.