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Israel and Lebanon’s Hezbollah exchange gunfire for third consecutive day, escalating violence persists.

Hezbollah Fires Missile at Israeli Military Vehicle in Border Escalation

Hezbollah Targets Israeli Military Vehicle

Lebanon’s Hezbollah has reportedly launched a guided missile at an Israeli military vehicle, escalating the violence along the Lebanese-Israeli border. In response, Israel has struck an observation post belonging to the Iran-backed group. This marks the third day of violence triggered by the ongoing war between Israel and Palestinian militants. The situation represents the most serious escalation in the region since the 2006 conflict between Hezbollah and Israel.

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Violence Erupts at Lebanese-Israeli Border

The Israeli army confirmed that no injuries were reported in the Hezbollah attack on Tuesday. However, three Hezbollah fighters were killed on Monday due to Israeli shelling into Lebanon. In addition, rockets were fired from Lebanon into Israel on Tuesday, with Palestinian factions suspected to be behind the attack. The Israeli military responded with artillery fire, intercepting four out of 15 rockets launched from Lebanon.

Deadliest Day Since 2006 War

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Monday’s violence resulted in the deaths of six combatants, making it the deadliest day at the Lebanese-Israeli frontier since the 2006 war. The clashes began when the Palestinian Islamic Jihad group initiated a cross-border attack into Israel, resulting in the deaths of two of its gunmen and an Israeli officer. The United Nations interim peacekeeping force in the south, known as UNIFIL, detected a rocket launch and urged restraint from all sides.

International Efforts to Promote Stability

Amid the escalating tensions, the U.N.’s special coordinator for Lebanon, Joanna Wronecka, met with Lebanon’s caretaker Foreign Minister Abdallah Bouhabib, the head of its army Joseph Aoun, and the acting head of General Security Elias Bayssari. Wronecka expressed the need for security and stability in Lebanon during this uncertain time. Hezbollah, founded by Iran’s Revolutionary Guards in 1982, has shown support for the Palestinians and has targeted Israeli positions along the border.

Hezbollah’s Role in the Conflict

Hezbollah maintains close ties with the Palestinian groups fighting against Israel. While the group has fired at Israeli positions in recent days, it has not yet fully engaged in a major conflict with Israel. Hezbollah claims that its “guns and rockets” are in support of the Palestinians.

In conclusion, the situation along the Lebanese-Israeli border remains tense as Hezbollah and Israel exchange attacks. The international community continues to call for restraint and stability, emphasizing the need for a peaceful resolution to the ongoing conflict.

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