Is­raeli troops fire at ‘Hezbol­lah ac­tivists’

Khaleej Times - - MIDDLE EAST -

Is­raeli en­emy sol­diers shot into the air near the Blue Line in Kroum Al Sharaqi re­gion to the east of Meis Al Ja­bal vil­lage

Le­banon’s state­ment

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.

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