Israeli troops fire at ‘Hezbollah activists’
Israeli enemy soldiers shot into the air near the Blue Line in Kroum Al Sharaqi region to the east of Meis Al Jabal village
occupied jerusalem — Israeli soldiers at the Lebanese border opened fire at suspected Hezbollah activists on Saturday, the military said, the first such incident since Israel launched a crackdown this week on cross-border tunnels into its territory.
Lebanon said Israeli soldiers had fired in the air when they were surprised by a Lebanese army patrol on the Lebanese side.
Israel said three people who were “apparently Hezbollah activists” approached its forces on the Israeli side as they carried out an operation to shut down tunnels that Israel has said were dug across the border by the Lebanese group.
“Troops fired towards the suspects. The three fled. The work in the area continues as usual,” the Israeli military said in a statement.
Lebanon’s state-run National News Agency said the Israeli soldiers shot into the air when they saw a Lebanese army patrol near the border demarcation, known as the “Blue Line”.
“Israeli enemy soldiers shot into the air following their deployment near the Blue Line in Kroum Al Sharaqi region to the east of Meis Al Jabal village,” NNA said. The Israelis “were surprised, due to thick fog, by a routine Lebanese army patrol inside the Lebanese territories”, it added.