February 26, 2024

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The Lebanese army says that a soldier was killed in an Israeli bombing of a border point News of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict

The Lebanese army says that a soldier was killed in an Israeli bombing of a border point  News of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict

This attack represents the first death of the Lebanese Armed Forces since the start of cross-border attacks with Israel in October.

The Lebanese army said that a Lebanese soldier was killed in an Israeli bombing of a military site near the country’s southern border, the first such death since the start of cross-border hostilities in October.

Three others were injured, according to an army statement on Tuesday, after the attack on the border post in Tallet Al-Awaida.

The statement said: “An army military site in the Al-Adaysa area was bombed by the Israeli enemy, which led to the martyrdom of one soldier and the injury of three others.”

This attack marks the first time that a member of the Lebanese Armed Forces has been killed since the current round of fighting between Israel and the Palestinian Hamas movement in Gaza, which began on October 7.

Since then, Israel and armed groups in southern Lebanon — about 200 kilometers (124 miles) from the Gaza Strip, especially the powerful Iran-backed Hezbollah — have engaged in cross-border tit-for-tat exchanges that have left more than 100 people dead. About 80 of them are Hezbollah fighters.

Since Friday, when the truce between Hamas and Israel collapsed, Israeli forces and Hezbollah have exchanged fire across the Israeli-Lebanese border on a daily basis.

Hezbollah said on Tuesday that its fighters attacked four Israeli positions along the border, while Israel said several rockets fired from southern Lebanon landed in empty areas.

The Lebanese National News Agency reported that Israeli forces bombed and carried out air strikes in the southern Lebanon area near the border.

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Despite the steady pace of tit-for-tat reprisals, Israel and Hezbollah have so far taken steps to avoid escalation that could lead to full-scale war. The Lebanese army did not participate in the fighting.

In late November, the UN peacekeeping force in southern Lebanon said its forces came under fire from Israeli forces, an incident it described as “deeply disturbing.”

Tens of thousands of people in communities near the two countries’ borders have evacuated their homes, fearing they could be caught in the middle of escalation if it eventually occurs.