At least four people have died this Tuesday in new attacks by the Israeli Army against areas in southern Lebanon, within the framework of clashes with the Lebanese Shiite militia party Hezbollah. An 80-year-old Lebanese woman has died as a result of an Israeli attack on Kfar Kila, in the Marjayun district, while her granddaughter, who is Syrian, was injured and transferred to a hospital in the area. According to information from the Lebanese newspaper ‘L’Orient le Jour’, several minors – all of them grandchildren of the deceased – were also present in the house when the anti-tank missile attack occurred.
Two journalists from Al Mayadeen have also died due to bombings against Tair Harfa. Fará Omar and Rabí al Memari were killed while reporting on Hezbollah activities. The network has expressed regret for their loss and indicated that Husein Akel, who was acting as a guide for the journalists at the time of their deaths, also perished in the attack. The Israeli Army has denied any involvement in their deaths and stated that it identified and attacked three anti-tank squadrons in Lebanon’s border area.
Hezbollah claims that its attacks are part of “support for Palestinian resistance” and denies any involvement in Israeli casualties or injuries on their territory. Several projectiles fell on Metula after an Israeli artillery fire opened following a mortar launch from Lebanon targeting an Army checkpoint on Israel’s border. Metula Mayor David Azoulay regretted that his town was empty due to threats from Hezbollah and asked that a security zone be established between four and five kilometers north of Israel’s border.