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.
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. Continue Reading »
Report: Reservists say IDF ordered search for possible terror tunnels along Israeli-Lebanese border, despite repeated reassurances that no such threat exists.
By Arutz Sheva Staff
The Chief of the Northern Command, Major General Yair Golan, met last month with the mayors of communities near Lebanon and addressed concerns from residents that Hezbollah is actively digging tunnels toward Israel.
Hamas tunnel – IDF Spokesman
Golan said that the IDF is prepared to deal with any attempt to act against the inhabitants of the region, including against Hezbollah. However, no security protocols have been enacted yet to actively combat the problem. Continue Reading »
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Israeli tanks, artillery, fire & destroy Hezbollah post after IDF convoy hit by explosive device on Lebanese border
No injuries sustained by IDF soldiers.
An IDF convoy moving in the area of Har Dov, on the border with Lebanon, was the target of an explosive device activated by Hezbollah terrorists in Lebanon on Friday night.
IDF 155mm artillery fires – Illustrative Photo: IDF Spokesman;s Unit
One of the armored vehicles was directly hit by the explosion, the IDF sustained no injuries. However, three of the soldiers were taken to Ziv Medical Center in Tzfat for precautionary reasons. Continue Reading »
US Secretary of State Kerry indirectly addresses strike, says US is aware Syria is smuggling weapons to Hezbollah that pose a threat to Israel.
By Yoav Zitun, Yitzhak Benhorin
After Hezbollah has threatened to retaliate against Israel for its alleged role in a strike on a weapons convoy en route from Syria to Lebanon, the IDF Northern Command decided Wednesday evening to increase the state of alert for forces stationed along the border with Lebanon, fearing of retaliatory fire.
Golani Reconnaissance keeping their eyes open – Photo courtesy: IDF Spokesperson’s Unit
Farmers whose lands are near the border were also instructed to stay away from the border fence. Continue Reading »
The Lebanese army has arrested & will try the rogue soldier who, without justification, shot & murdered IDF soldier Shlomi Cohen ז”ל , reported Defense Minister Yaalon .
The Lebanese army has arrested the soldier who shot and killed IDF soldier Shlomi Cohen near the border on Sunday night, Moshe Yaalon said on Tuesday evening.
Yaalon’s comments were made during a tour of the Jordan Valley.
“This is a serious incident and the Lebanese government and the Lebanese army are responsible for this,” he declared, adding that there had been a meeting on Monday between the liaison officers of the Lebanese army and the IDF, attended by members of the UN Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL), during which the Lebanese army reported the findings of its investigation of the shooting incident. Continue Reading »
The Lebanese soldier who shot dead IDF Master Sgt. Shlomi Cohen spent the entire night ‘hiding in a bush’, before handing himself in this morning.
The Lebanese soldier who shot dead IDF Master Sergeant Shlomi Cohen in an unprovoked attack Sunday evening has reportedly handed himself in to Lebanese authorities.
IDF Master Sergeant Shlomi Cohen ז”ל – Courtesy of the family
According to Lebanese media, after briefly disappearing in the aftermath of the attack and spending the night “hiding in a bush”, the unnamed soldier reported for duty at the Lebanese General Security post at the Ras al-Naqoura border crossing, surrendering himself as the site where he committed the shooting just hours earlier. Continue Reading »
Lebanese sniper opens fire, 7 shots at IDF vehicle near Rosh Hanikra, on Israel’s northern border, killing 1 Israeli soldier.
By Gil Ronen and Elad Benari
An IDF soldier was killed on Sunday evening after being hit by sniper fire near Israel’s northern border with Lebanon.
The attack took place near Rosh Hanikra, in northwestern Israel, and was perpetrated by a soldier from the Lebanese army. A military source who spoke with Arutz Sheva said that the Lebanese soldier fired at least seven bullets at an IDF vehicle.
The soldier’s family has been notified.
Israel has filed a complaint with the UN over the incident, the IDF Spokesperson’s Unit said in a statement. Continue Reading »