Shots fired along the Israel-Lebanon border, UN,update

israel Lebanon borderA “serious shooting incident” took place along the Israel-Lebanon border, Andrea Treneti, a spokesman for the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon, or UNIFIL, said Sunday.

It was not immediately clear whether anyone had been injured or killed.

It was also not clear who was shooting at whom, Treneti said. Commanders from both sides were talking to the head of the UNIFIL mission to establish what happened.

“We are urging restraint,” the spokesman said.

In a statement, the Israel Defense Forces said that shots were fired late Sunday at a civilian vehicle traveling along the border, near Rosh Hanikra.

The sniper is a member of the Lebanese Armed Forces, the statement read, adding that an investigation of the incident is under way.

According to the Lebanese National News Agency, army troops opened fire on Israeli soldiers near the border.

UNIFIL has been in southern Lebanon since a 1978 conflict with Israel.

After the 2006 war between Israel and Lebanon’s Hezbollah militia, the peacekeepers’ mandate was expanded to include helping Lebanon keep the country’s south “free of any armed personnel, assets and weapons” other than government troops.

Cross-border fire has been rare since the Israel-Hezbollah war.

map golan syria lebanon israelIn late August, the Israeli air force conducted a strike in Lebanon between Beirut and Sidon, a day after rockets struck northern Israel, according to the IDF. There were no casualties.

Israeli soldier killed

An Israeli soldier was reportedly killed Sunday evening by the gunfire from Lebanon. The soldier’s family has been informed, according to report by Israeli daily Haaretz

A round of bullets struck Israel from Lebanese territory, apparently fired by a soldier from the Lebanon Army.

The IDF was concerned at first that the incident was a Lebanese attempt to distract the Israeli force to enable armed militants to cross the border, but an investigation has reportedly concluded that there was no infiltration and that the shooter was not from Hezbollah, the report added.

The Lebanese Army also said that one of its soldiers was missing and that there was suspicion that he was being held in Israeli hands. The Lebanese army has declared high alert in the area and reported similar action on the Israeli part, the report revealed..
This is the first incident of its kind in three years. Israel has lodged a complaint with the Lebanese government and with the United Nations, but it does not seem as though this incident will lead to any sort of escalation between the two countries Haaretz said.

2 more incidents

In another development MTV reported that there were two additional attacks that targeted the army one at a checkpoint in al-Awwali ( north of the city of Sidon) and another in in Majdelyoun in south Lebanon

The army later issued a statement in which it said two soldiers were wounded in al-Awwali while another was martyred in Majdelyoun- Bqasta , but four gunmen were killed and one of them blew himself up.

The soldier that was martyred was identified as Samir Rizk.

According to An Nahar the gunmen that were killed arrived at the scene in a car that was registered in the name of one of the supporters of Salafist Cleric Ahmad Assir . Assir has been on the run since last June when the army clashed with his followers.

CNN/Agencies

 

Update : According to Al Liwa newspaper the Majdelyoun incident was an attempt to facilitate the passage of   booby trapped cars for using them as car bombs  on Christmas  day and one of these cars was able to pass . The direction of the  car that escaped was not known but some are speculating that it headed to the Iqleem al Kharroub area of  the Shouf region, east of the capital Beirut

  • Adam Yonatan Ben Yoel

    An Israeli soldier has been killed by the Lebanese army firing into Israel apparently.

    • libnan1

      Yes after the IDF went on Lebanese soil, it’s called self defense.

      • Adam Yonatan Ben Yoel

        Actually I think you’ll find that the IDF soldier was in Rosh Hanikra. That is in Israel. The Lebanese soldier just shot him across the border. It’s called ignorance libnan1

        • Maborlz Ez-Hari

          Its called good bullet placement.

          • Maborlz Ez-Hari

            At least it wasn’t a kid on the way to school.

          • Adam Yonatan Ben Yoel

            You mean like the Palestinians usually do?

          • doron

            @Adam, to them, Qassam rockets and mortar shells from Gazza hitting classrooms and kindergargens were never fired from Gazza and never hit a kindergarden or schools. it’s all a myth and excuses for israelis to kill little arab children….

          • Adam Yonatan Ben Yoel

            That’s because they believe that Jews aren’t human.

          • Maborlz Ez-Hari

            No that’s not right we do acknowledge that you are human otherwise we also would not be human, the difference is we treat others like humans. Very simple don’t be mistaken.

          • doron

            we are all humans but ignoring one’s faults gives one the illusion he is morally superior then his rival.
            i for one, lost few friends during the 2003-4 bus suicide bombs so sorry….can’t go along with the bad israeli Vs peacefull palistinian nerative… it just doesn’t hold water

          • Maborlz Ez-Hari

            What drives a person to strap themselves with explosives on a bus to kill? it’s the despair, humility and anger that drives them to those extreme situations. Ok you will tell me that they do it for virgins or because some cleric messed with the heads and maybe many suicide bombers were a product of the jihadi mentality, but surely you can see that the Palestinian/Israeli problem is your Frankenstein, putting up concrete walls and depriving them of basic rights in a country that they used to live in. I think you need to grow up and play by the rules.

          • cook

            Terrorism (i.e. going after civilians) is never justified. By the way, those walls were build only AFTER the suicide bombings; its because of those walls that suicide bombings went down by 99%.

            “in a country that they used to live in” the West Bank was taken from Jordan, palestine never existed

          • Maborlz Ez-Hari

            We’re going in circles, another shmuk!

          • cook

            Deny, deny, deny… heh heh heh

          • Maborlz Ez-Hari

            You’ve convinced only yourself and your like. Goodnight and sweat dreams to all the lovers of peace give Bar Rafaeli a kiss from maborlz.

          • doron

            LOL
            if only i could get close to her i’d give her 1 for you as well :)))

          • Maborlz Ez-Hari

            See we dream the same.

          • doron

            i guess so
            night

          • cook

            Bye

          • Adam Yonatan Ben Yoel

            I think Maborlz that there is more than one cause. It is partly the situation and partly negative ideologies. We can argue about which is more important but I think that both play their part. Incidentally ‘Islamikaze’ acts are of Shiite origin.,

          • Maborlz Ez-Hari

            If we are going to treat and judge people based on they’re origins be carefull not to go too far back in time, you might be examining your own origins.

          • Adam Yonatan Ben Yoel

            I do not believe in judging people based on their origins. However, I am perfectly comfortable examining my own or that of Jews in general. I was pointing out that suicide attacks are alien to Sunni Islam but a number of clerics, Palestinian ones to be precise, have tried to stretch to find some basis in Sunni Islam. In reality, it comes from Hezbollah and Iranian influence.

          • Peaceforleb

            You are judged by your actions. Not all Jews are considered inhumane, however what you keep doing to the Palestine’s is most definitely classified as inhumane. Stop using the fell sorry card. It doesn’t work anymore.

          • Adam Yonatan Ben Yoel

            I’ll assume that by “fell card” you are referring to feelings.

            * Please stop saying “you” as if every single person in their country is responsible for every single thing that every other person does.

            * The actions of some people and/or their government do not deserve the deliberate, organized murder of civilians among their citizenry.

            * The “fell” card as you put it, is exactly the one that the Arabs have been playing for decades.

            * Palestine has never been a country (only an administrative region at times or a vague geographic one) and still isn’t one now.

            * What is being done in the West Bank and/or Israel is no excuse for racism against Jews/Israelites. There is no excuse for racism or for an entire people to not be treated as human beings.

            * Humane and human are two very different words.

          • Maborlz Ez-Hari

            I agree that “The actions of some people and/or their government do not deserve the deliberate, organized murder of civilians among their citizenry”.
            But can you see that the continued occupation of their country and the abysmal treatment rendered by the Israeli forces could well be the catalyst for them engaging in these retaliatory activities? I will emphasis that attacking anyone and justifying it with the eye for an eye rule is totally unacceptable and in no way is excusable whether Jewish or Islamic or whatever.
            Put the out the olive branch, extend your hand and admit past errors and you can move forward, and maybe the perception about the Jews will change in no time. Further, you need to stop declaring that this was no mans land, prior to 1948. These comments really reflect negatively on your integrity and you must totally perceive others as insignificant. Come on there is hope so give it a chance.

          • Adam Yonatan Ben Yoel

            Neither Israeli forces nor Israel are perfect but they try mostly to defend her citizens. We can argue over who’s to blame until we’re blue in the face but at the end of the day, the country just wants to exist and there is another side to the story. However, I can’t distort the facts to humor you. I did not say that pre-48 it was no man’s land. What I am saying is that there has never been a country called Palestine. There was Philistia which went extinct thousands of years ago. There was a Roman and Byzantine administrative region split into three that each had the word ‘Palestina’ in the name and which wasn’t associated with any ethnicity. There was an administrative area called ‘Filastin’ for 22 years during the Rashidun caliphate and the borders of these areas didn’t correspond at all with the borders that are now claimed. The next time that the word was used officially was when the British separate it from the rest of Bilad al Shams and create the British Mandate of ‘Palestine’. Which wasn’t a country either but a mandated territory of Britain. Aside from that, it was mostly in the minds of westerners to call some vague region with changing, non-specific borders ‘Palestine’ in the area. You can find many maps of ‘Palestine’ that include Beirut and Damascus.

            Perhaps a country called Palestine should or needs to be created but to call any specific area ‘Palestine’ now is a distortion of the facts and portrays only political bias with no basis in fact.

          • Adam Yonatan Ben Yoel

            So you intend to declare war? Is that what you’re saying?

          • Maborlz Ez-Hari

            I declare you are an ass.

          • Hannibal

            lol
            behave…

          • Adam Yonatan Ben Yoel

            Grow up and stop violating the rules.

          • Maborlz Ez-Hari

            Post that to your illegitimate government.

          • Maborlz Ez-Hari

            Bulldozing Palestinian homes to build new settlements those are the rules?

          • Adam Yonatan Ben Yoel

            No Arab homes have been bulldozed in order to build Israeli towns in the west bank. They are unrelated occurrences. All Israeli towns in the territories have been built on land where no one was living. The Israeli army bulldozes buildings in their territory that are built without a permit.

          • Maborlz Ez-Hari

            Why am I corresponding with you? Your a schmuk!

          • Adam Yonatan Ben Yoel

            Stop breaking the rules and grow up. And FYI it’s you’re not your.

          • Maborlz Ez-Hari

            Ok sorry Adam, we will investigate and deal with the LAF soldier to determine the circumstances and reason as to what happened, so leave it with us we will carry out any disciplinary actions if and how we see fit. No hard feelings send our regards to his/her familia aye.

          • Maborlz Ez-Hari

            Noted.

          • Peaceforleb

            That’s hilarious, I love it. 🙂

        • libnan1

          Adam, We don’t advocate the killing of anyone unless it’s in self defense. innocent Lebanese suffered for years from the IDF practices. I know that soldiers are taking orders, that is why the Israeli government should disengage form violating their neighbors airspace and land. At that point I guarantee you no shots will ever come from the Lebanese side.

          • Adam Yonatan Ben Yoel

            How can you say that when you know full well that when groups weren’t operating against Israel from Lebanese soil, there were no shots between the two countries. That the PLO/Fatah were for years allowed to operate against Israel and now for years Hezbollah are allowed to. I would love it if that were true that there was peace between the countries but Lebanon won’t take responsibility for what happens from within her borders. And people like the fellow below would never allow peace to occur anyway.

          • Maborlz Ez-Hari

            Pass me a tissue, I have a tear.

      • doron

        following your example , could it be self defence by israel after hezbollah kiddnaped and killed israeli soldiers on israeli soil?

        • libnan1

          HA kidnaped IDF soldiers in order to return Lebanese prisoners that fought the IDF on Lebanese soil. It might have been a miscalculation and HA admitted it. Israeli retaliation against civilian people was barbaric. So if Israel had released all the prisoners when it withdrew that incident would have not happed.

          • doron

            why HA did the did is not relevant. would you aprove an israeli invasion into lebanon to retrive Ron Arad? of course not
            one can claim that had HA returned back the kiddaped soldiers right away there would be no war in 2006
            P.S
            HA admitted miscalculating the force of israeli response, it did not question the moral of the kiddnap, do not mix these two together or you’ll forget the truth 🙂

      • cook

        Rosh Hanikra is in Lebanon? lol

  • Adam Yonatan Ben Yoel

    An Israeli soldier has been killed by the Lebanese army firing into Israel apparently.

    • libnan1

      Yes after the IDF went on Lebanese soil, it’s called self defense.

      • Adam Yonatan Ben Yoel

        Actually I think you’ll find that the IDF soldier was in Rosh Hanikra. That is in Israel. The Lebanese soldier just shot him across the border. It’s called ignorance libnan1

        • Maborlz Ez-Hari

          Its called good bullet placement.

          • Maborlz Ez-Hari

            At least it wasn’t a kid on the way to school.

          • Adam Yonatan Ben Yoel

            You mean like the Palestinians usually do?

          • doron

            @Adam, to them, Qassam rockets and mortar shells from Gazza hitting classrooms and kindergargens were never fired from Gazza and never hit a kindergarden or schools. it’s all a myth and excuses for israelis to kill little arab children….

          • Adam Yonatan Ben Yoel

            That’s because they believe that Jews aren’t human.

          • Maborlz Ez-Hari

            No that’s not right we do acknowledge that you are human otherwise we also would not be human, the difference is we treat others like humans. Very simple don’t be mistaken.

          • doron

            we are all humans but ignoring one’s faults gives one the illusion he is morally superior then his rival.
            i for one, lost few friends during the 2003-4 bus suicide bombs so sorry….can’t go along with the bad israeli Vs peacefull palistinian nerative… it just doesn’t hold water

          • Maborlz Ez-Hari

            What drives a person to strap themselves with explosives on a bus to kill? it’s the despair, humility and anger that drives them to those extreme situations. Ok you will tell me that they do it for virgins or because some cleric messed with the heads and maybe many suicide bombers were a product of the jihadi mentality, but surely you can see that the Palestinian/Israeli problem is your Frankenstein, putting up concrete walls and depriving them of basic rights in a country that they used to live in. I think you need to grow up and play by the rules.

          • Heraclitus

            Terrorism (i.e. going after civilians) is never justified. By the way, those walls were build only AFTER the suicide bombings; its because of those walls that suicide bombings went down by 99%.

            “in a country that they used to live in” the West Bank was taken from Jordan, palestine never existed

          • Maborlz Ez-Hari

            We’re going in circles, another shmuk!

          • Heraclitus

            Deny, deny, deny… heh heh heh

          • Maborlz Ez-Hari

            You’ve convinced only yourself and your like. Goodnight and sweat dreams to all the lovers of peace give Bar Rafaeli a kiss from maborlz.

          • doron

            LOL
            if only i could get close to her i’d give her 1 for you as well :)))

          • Maborlz Ez-Hari

            See we dream the same.

          • doron

            i guess so
            night

          • Heraclitus

            Bye

          • Adam Yonatan Ben Yoel

            I think Maborlz that there is more than one cause. It is partly the situation and partly negative ideologies. We can argue about which is more important but I think that both play their part. Incidentally ‘Islamikaze’ acts are of Shiite origin.,

          • Maborlz Ez-Hari

            If we are going to treat and judge people based on they’re origins be carefull not to go too far back in time, you might be examining your own origins.

          • Adam Yonatan Ben Yoel

            I do not believe in judging people based on their origins. However, I am perfectly comfortable examining my own or that of Jews in general.

          • Peaceforleb

            You are judged by your actions. Not all Jews are considered inhumane, however what you keep doing to the Palestine’s is most definitely classified as inhumane. Stop using the fell sorry card. It doesn’t work anymore.

          • Adam Yonatan Ben Yoel

            I’ll assume that by “fell card” you are referring to feelings.

            * Please stop saying “you” as if every single person in their country is responsible for every single thing that every other person does.

            * The actions of some people and/or their government do not deserve the deliberate, organized murder of civilians among their citizenry.

            * The “fell” card as you put it, is exactly the one that the Arabs have been playing for decades.

            * Palestine has never been a country (only an administrative region at times or a vague geographic one) and still isn’t one now.

            * What is being done in the West Bank and/or Israel is no excuse for racism against Jews/Israelites. There is no excuse for racism or for an entire people to not be treated as human beings.

            * Humane and human are two very different words.

          • Maborlz Ez-Hari

            I agree that “The actions of some people and/or their government do not deserve the deliberate, organized murder of civilians among their citizenry”.
            But can you see that the continued occupation of their country and the abysmal treatment rendered by the Israeli forces could well be the catalyst for them engaging in these retaliatory activities? I will emphasis that attacking anyone and justifying it with the eye for an eye rule is totally unacceptable and in no way is excusable whether Jewish or Islamic or whatever.
            Put the out the olive branch, extend your hand and admit past errors and you can move forward, and maybe the perception about the Jews will change in no time. Further, you need to stop declaring that this was no mans land, prior to 1948. These comments really reflect negatively on your integrity and you must totally perceive others as insignificant. Come on there is hope so give it a chance.

          • Adam Yonatan Ben Yoel

            Neither Israeli forces nor Israel are perfect but they try mostly to defend her citizens. We can argue over who’s to blame until we’re blue in the face but at the end of the day, the country just wants to exist and there is another side to the story. However, I can’t distort the facts to humor you. I did not say that pre-48 it was no man’s land. What I am saying is that there has never been a country called Palestine. There was Philistia which went extinct thousands of years ago. There was a Roman and Byzantine administrative region split into three that each had the word ‘Palestina’ in the name and which wasn’t associated with any ethnicity. There was an administrative area called ‘Filastin’ for 22 years during the Rashidun caliphate and the borders of these areas didn’t correspond at all with the borders that are now claimed. The next time that the word was used officially was when the British separate it from the rest of Bilad al Shams and create the British Mandate of ‘Palestine’. Which wasn’t a country either but a mandated territory of Britain. Aside from that, it was mostly in the minds of westerners to call some vague region with changing, non-specific borders ‘Palestine’ in the area. You can find many maps of ‘Palestine’ that include Beirut and Damascus.

            Perhaps a country called Palestine should or needs to be created but to call any specific area ‘Palestine’ now is a distortion of the facts and portrays only political bias with no basis in fact.

          • Adam Yonatan Ben Yoel

            So you intend to declare war? Is that what you’re saying?

          • Maborlz Ez-Hari

            I declare you are an ass.

          • Hannibal

            lol
            behave…

          • Adam Yonatan Ben Yoel

            Grow up and stop violating the rules.

          • Maborlz Ez-Hari

            Post that to your illegitimate government.

          • Maborlz Ez-Hari

            Bulldozing Palestinian homes to build new settlements those are the rules?

          • Adam Yonatan Ben Yoel

            No Arab homes have been bulldozed in order to build Israeli towns in the west bank. They are unrelated occurrences. All Israeli towns in the territories have been built on land where no one was living. The Israeli army bulldozes buildings in their territory that are built without a permit.

          • Maborlz Ez-Hari

            Why am I corresponding with you? Your a schmuk!

          • Adam Yonatan Ben Yoel

            Stop breaking the rules and grow up. And FYI it’s you’re not your.

          • Maborlz Ez-Hari

            Ok sorry Adam, we will investigate and deal with the LAF soldier to determine the circumstances and reason as to what happened, so leave it with us we will carry out any disciplinary actions if and how we see fit. No hard feelings send our regards to his/her familia aye.

          • Maborlz Ez-Hari

            Noted.

          • Peaceforleb

            That’s hilarious, I love it. 🙂

        • libnan1

          Adam, We don’t advocate the killing of anyone unless it’s in self defense. innocent Lebanese suffered for years from the IDF practices. I know that soldiers are taking orders, that is why the Israeli government should disengage form violating their neighbors airspace and land. At that point I guarantee you no shots will ever come from the Lebanese side.

          • Adam Yonatan Ben Yoel

            How can you say that when you know full well that when groups weren’t operating against Israel from Lebanese soil, there were no shots between the two countries. That the PLO/Fatah were for years allowed to operate against Israel and now for years Hezbollah are allowed to. I would love it if that were true that there was peace between the countries but Lebanon won’t take responsibility for what happens from within her borders.

          • Maborlz Ez-Hari

            Pass me a tissue, I have a tear.

      • doron

        following your example , could it be self defence by israel after hezbollah kiddnaped and killed israeli soldiers on israeli soil?

        • libnan1

          HA kidnaped IDF soldiers in order to return Lebanese prisoners that fought the IDF on Lebanese soil. It might have been a miscalculation and HA admitted it. Israeli retaliation against civilian people was barbaric. So if Israel had released all the prisoners when it withdrew that incident would have not happed.

          • doron

            why HA did the did is not relevant. would you aprove an israeli invasion into lebanon to retrive Ron Arad? of course not
            one can claim that had HA returned back the kiddaped soldiers right away there would be no war in 2006
            P.S
            HA admitted miscalculating the force of israeli response, it did not question the moral of the kiddnap, do not mix these two together or you’ll forget the truth 🙂

      • Heraclitus

        Rosh Hanikra is in Lebanon? lol

  • bypest

    Good news. Israel does not know borders, as is evidenced by their entrenchments upon Lebanese land not even to speak of the Palestinian situation. I hope the shooter gets promoted.

    There is evidence to suggest that the Israelis here were violating the Lebanese border, though it is not for certain.

  • bypest

    Good news. Israel does not know borders, as is evidenced by their entrenchments upon Lebanese land not even to speak of the Palestinian situation. I hope the shooter gets promoted.

    There is evidence to suggest that the Israelis here were violating the Lebanese border, though it is not for certain.

  • dateam

    Comeon Yalibnan your news is too slow…the lebanese army was also attacked in saida..1 soldier dead 4 militants killed….

    • Peaceforleb

      That’s not apprantly important.

  • dateam

    Comeon Yalibnan your news is too slow…the lebanese army was also attacked in saida..1 soldier dead 4 militants killed….

    • Peaceforleb

      That’s not apprantly important.

  • cook

    Dear oh dear, time to turn Lebanon’s clocks back 20 years

    • patriotss

      FUCKK U DICKK FACE

    • patriotss

      I SHOULD SHOVE U UP A CAMEL’S ASS

    • patriotss

      LUHWISS 80 YA KALB

      • cook

        sed boozak ente ethani

    • libnan1

      Those are 20 year old dreams, wake up and smell the coffee. Instead you should say, Israel should work with UN and Lebanon so this kind of inccident does not happen again.

      • cook

        Lebanon has a Hezbollah government

  • Heraclitus

    Dear oh dear, time to turn Lebanon’s clocks back 20 years

    • patriotss

      FUCKK U DICKK FACE

    • patriotss

      I SHOULD SHOVE U UP A CAMEL’S ASS

    • patriotss

      LUHWISS 80 YA KALB

      • Heraclitus

        sed boozak ente ethani

    • libnan1

      Those are 20 year old dreams, wake up and smell the coffee. Instead you should say, Israel should work with UN and Lebanon so this kind of inccident does not happen again.

      • Heraclitus

        Lebanon has a Hezbollah government

  • 5thDrawer

    So .. a sniper shot at a civilian car, driving along a road in no-man’s land … on UNIFIL property … and it might be a missing LAF soldier … but no-one knows if it was an Israeli soldier who was shot or why anyone but UNIFIL would drive on that road .. and maybe The LAF guy is in Israeli hands but no-one can explain how he got there either .. and why would he snipe while in their hands?
    Very weird … including the story.

    • hezzies are terrorists

      google maps wasn’t working for both sides

    • doron

      an israeli soldier on israeli soil ,on the israeli side of border, driving alone against regulations.
      the relevant Q’s ,i believe, are:
      why was he alone ?
      how did the shooter reach the fence undetected?

  • 5thDrawer

    So .. a sniper shot at a civilian car, driving along a road in no-man’s land … on UNIFIL property … and it might be a missing LAF soldier … but no-one knows if it was an Israeli soldier who was shot or why anyone but UNIFIL would drive on that road .. and maybe The LAF guy is in Israeli hands but no-one can explain how he got there either .. and why would he snip while in their hands?
    Very weird … including the story.

    • hezzies are terrorists

      google maps wasn’t working for both sides

    • doron

      an israeli soldier on israeli soil ,on the israeli side of border, driving alone against regulations.
      the relevant Q’s ,i believe, are:
      why was he alone ?
      how did the shooter reach the fence undetected?