Reports: Israeli forces attacked on border with Lebanon; One soldier killed
Israel public TV said Hizbullah fighters opened fire Monday afternoon on Israeli troops on the Israeli side of the
According to Israel Radio, the incident began when two cars on the Lebanese side approached the border fence and its passengers opened fire on the Israeli troops on the other side. Unofficial reports said one Israeli soldier was killed.
Following the shooting, Israeli forces bombed the edges of a south Lebanese village Monday evening, security sources and witnesses told Reuters. They said the shelling, which came one day after Israel hit a camp west of the Syrian capital city of Damascus, targeted the northern outskirts of the border town of Kfar Shouba. Hizbullah gunners returned fire.
Another report said Israeli helicopters fired missiles at a convoy in the area. An Israeli Army spokesman denied the reports from Lebanon. "The army did not attack any targets in Lebanon," the army spokesman.
Earlier it was reported that Hizbullah and 12 Palestinian refugee camps on Lebanese soil reportedly went on 'red alert,' bracing for a potential attack by Israel, following Sunday's airstrike on Sunday.
"It is very possible that Israel will strike Palestinian camps in Lebanon, so all our forces were put in a state of full alert in southern and northern Lebanon," Sultan Abu Al Aynian, head of the Fatah movement in Lebanon, told DPA.
Meanwhile, the Beirut media buzzed with speculation that Hizbullah was certain to attack Israeli army positions across the Lebanese border to revenge the attack on Syria. (Albawaba.com)
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