Lebanese Gunfire at IDF on Northern Border
by Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu
Lebanese soldiers fired at Israeli troops Monday evening after hearing gunshots from the Israeli side, which the IDF said were part of a routine training exercise. No one on either side of the border was injured.
The incident follows by six weeks a border clash in which Lebanese soldiers opened fire and killed an IDF reserve officer during a routine IDF maintenance operation within Israeli territory. The United Nations criticized Lebanon for the incident, in which another Israeli reserve officer was wounded and three Lebanese—two soldiers and a journalist—were killed in retaliatory fire.