Israeli shelling struck a Lebanese army observation post near the border in response to reports of a suspected armed infiltration attempt. However, Israel later ruled out any incursion, allowing residents of a nearby village to resume their normal activities.
The alert was issued in Hanita, a village situated 500 meters from the tense border, directly across from Aalma El-Chaeb. Lebanese state media reported that shells landed in the vicinity of Alma Al-Shaab and Dhayra, areas that have seen repeated clashes in recent days. These skirmishes represent the most significant border clashes since the month-long conflict between Hezbollah and Israel in 2006.
The incident began with an explosion at the adjacent border fence, which sustained minor damage. Israel had initially warned of a suspected infiltration attempt and responded with artillery fire. Subsequently, it was confirmed that there had been no actual incursion.
Following the Israeli military’s actions earlier in the day on south Lebanese towns, Lebanon’s Iran-backed and heavily armed Hezbollah group claimed responsibility for attacks on various border areas. This exchange of hostilities underscores the volatile situation in the region, with both sides asserting their positions and responding to perceived threats.
As the situation continues to develop, concerns persist over the potential for further escalations and the impact on the stability of the border region.
Sources By Agencies