Lebanese Civilian Wounded by Israeli Fire at Border
A Lebanese civilian was wounded in the leg Wednesday by Israeli fire aimed at people throwing stones across the border with Israel, an AFP correspondent witnessed.
An Israeli soldier opened fire on young people throwing stones at an Israeli border post at Fatima Gate, and a young man, Ali Fakhreddin, was hit in the leg.
A report from the Israeli side of the border at Fatima Gate said two people were injured by Israeli fire Wednesday, from one or more soldiers.
Several Israeli solders have been wounded by the stone-throwing and the Israeli army has given its soldiers instructions to open fire if they think they are in danger.
Israeli reprisal shooting has already wounded 18 people since May 24th -- Lebanese, Palestinians and Jordanians.
Since its withdrawal from southern Lebanon, Israel has lodged 375 complaints to the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) over "acts of violence" committed by Lebanese along the border.
All the complaints are over throwing stones, Molotov cocktails and fireworks, and of damage to the barbed wire fencing.
The UN has expressed its concern at the incidents particularly at Fatima Gate and called on Lebanon to stop the stone-throwing.
The UN peacekeepers have been deployed in the former occupied zone in southern Lebanon but not directly on the border - FATIMA GATE, Lebanon (AFP)
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