Israel claims that its soldier was wounded by shots fired from Lebanon


ghajar-map, lebanon, israelThe Israeli military said an Israeli soldier was wounded on Wednesday by shots fired from a vehicle traveling in Lebanon along a border fence, and troops returned fire.

A Lebanese army statement said there was no truth to reports shots had been fired from a car at a soldier from Lebanese territory.

An Israeli army statement said troops who fired back at the vehicle had “confirmed a hit”. A later statement said soldiers spotted the car again after it sped away and engaged it in a second exchange of fire, confirming more hits.

The incident cited took place along the frontier near the Israeli town of Metulla. The border area has remained largely calm since a 2006 war between Israel and Hezbollah, Lebanon’s powerful Shi’ite Muslim group.

A U.N.-monitored ceasefire has largely held since then, but Israeli aircraft regularly overfly southern Lebanon and have attacked arms shipments to Hezbollah mainly in Syrian territory.

The United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) told Reuters its forces were deployed to the area and it had launched an investigation into the incident in coordination with the Lebanese army.

UNIFIL Head of Mission and Force Commander Major-General Michael Beary urged all parties to exercise restraint.





4 responses to “Israel claims that its soldier was wounded by shots fired from Lebanon”

  1. 5thDrawer Avatar

    Drive-by’s seem to happen more here too … and that’s where guns are not allowed.
    We need some UNIFIL-types working with the police sometimes.

    1. “Could have been some drunk ‘settlers’ out on a toot, too.”

      Well, you really don’t have to be the brightest of the bunch, mate, but where does the insistence on being the dumbest one come from?

      1. 5thDrawer Avatar

        Well, yah know kids … even met some in the U-Tubes we’ve seen here … rambling through the woods with a bottle – ‘mine mine mine’… yelling at photographers … sneak across a blue line, heist a car, drive around potting at things … sneak back later … Too tired to do school next day … yah never know.

    2. Hind Abyad Avatar
      Hind Abyad

      Drunk or not.. be our slave and will give you bread.. is what they did 2000 years ago in Europe that created anti-Semitism.

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