At least 36 dead in new Israeli attacks on Lebanon
Israel hit Lebanon from the air and made limited ground attacks across the border on Wednesday, killing 35 civilians, Reuters reported.
The Israeli army said its ground troops crossed into southern Lebanon to hit Hizbullah outposts in "restricted" attacks while Israeli jets pounded the group's Beirut stronghold and the Shweifat area outside the Lebanese capital.
At least 12 villagers died and 30 wounded in an Israeli air strike that destroyed several houses in the southern village of Srifa, residents said. "There was a massacre committed in Srifa," the village's mayor, Afif Najdi, told Al Arabiya television. "There are dozens dead and massive destruction."
At least 23 other civilians were killed in air strikes on other parts of south and east Lebanon, security sources said. Hizbullah confirmed one of its fighters was killed in the fighting.