IDF opens fire on armed Lebanese cell crossing into Israel

 

 

1 infiltrator hit, armed group retreats back into Lebanon.

Hezbollah TV report that Lebanese army soldier was injured by infiltrating IDF fire.

By YAAKOV LAPPIN, JPOST.COM STAFF

The IDF opened fire on a cell trying to infiltrate into Israel from Lebanon on Sunday.

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Israeli soldiers and trucks are seen from southern Lebanon, as a Hezbollah flag flutters. – Photo: REUTERS

The IDF said a unit dealing with operational border security identified the cell crossing the Israeli-Lebanese border (the Blue Line).

The unit opened fire with small arms fire, apparently striking one of the suspects.

“The cell fled back into Lebanese territory,” the IDF added. “The circumstances of the incident are being checked. The IDF will continue to guard the state of Israel’s sovereignty in the border region,” it said.

According to Lebanese media reports, Israeli cross-border fire struck and injured a Lebanese soldier near Kfar Shouba.

Hezbollah-affiliated Al-Manar television reported that  Lebanese Armed Forces clashed with an Israeli unit that tried to enter Lebanese territory in the Shebaa area.

Lebanon’s Daily Star reported that Lebanese troops returned fire on the IDF soldiers.

The report added that the Lebanese army was investigating the incident in coordination with UN peacekeepers in the area.

 

View original Jerusalem Post publication at: http://www.jpost.com/Arab-Israeli-Conflict/Lebanese-report-IDF-soldiers-injured-Lebanese-soldier-in-cross-border-shooting-378071

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