Fresh clashes erupt on Israel–Lebanon border; Hezbollah strikes Israeli base

Ahram Online , Sunday 29 Oct 2023

Amid escalating tensions along the Israel-Lebanon border, a number of rockets were launched into Israel on Sunday from the mountainous Er Rous area of Lebanon, while Hezbollah has declared that it launched a successful strike on Israel's Miskav Am military site and partially destroyed its technical equipment.

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Flares are fired from northern Israel over the southern Lebanese border village of Aita al-Shaab, on October 28, 2023, amid intensifying cross-border skirmishes. AFP

 

The Israeli Army said Sunday afternoon that its forces are responding with artillery shelling against the sources of the rocket fire.

Lebanese media also reported that Israeli artillery continues to fire incendiary and flare shells at Lebanese border towns.

Meanwhile, the United Nations peacekeeping force UNIFIL said that one of its members was injured on Saturday after shells hit the mission’s base near the Lebanese village of Houla.

UNIFIL added that its headquarters near the Lebanese coastal town of Naqoura was also damaged by a shell that landed inside the base.

The Israeli army and the Hezbollah group in Lebanon have been exchanging fire on a daily basis since the start of the Israeli war on Gaza three weeks ago.

Hezbollah’s Deputy Secretary General Sheikh Naim Qassem stated on Tuesday that the Lebanese movement is at the core of the regional resistance campaign to defend Gaza against ongoing Israeli aggression.

Qassem added that the United States and Europe should be held accountable for the atrocities committed by the Zionist regime of Israel against children and women in Gaza.

Nearly 29,000 people have been displaced in Lebanon amid deadly exchanges between Hezbollah fighters and the Israeli army, a United Nations agency said.

A total of 28,965 people have been displaced, mainly in the country's south, the International Organization for Migration said in an update, adding that the figure had risen by 37 percent since October 23.

In Lebanon, at least 58 people have been killed in the firefights, most of them Hezbollah fighters but also including at least four civilians, one of them Reuters journalist Issam Abdallah.

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