Breaking news: Fights in Southern Lebanon

Today and since some hours ago, fights broke up between Israel and Hizballa,.

According to Reuters, it was HA who started it.

BEIRUT, Nov 21 (Reuters) - Lebanon's Hizbollah guerrillas attacked Israeli military positions in an occupied border territory on Monday, triggering fierce artillery and rocket duels, witnesses said.

There was no immediate word on casualties in the attack in the Shebaa Farms area, the scene of sporadic fighting between Hizbollah and the Israeli army since Israel pulled its forces from south Lebanon in 2000.

Israeli forces retaliated by bombing several areas on the Lebanese side of the border while the guerrillas fired salvoes of mortars and rockets.

Witnesses said they counted more than 100 explosions in the area.

Hizbollah killed an Israeli solider and wounded five others when it struck Israeli army positions in the area in June 29. One guerrilla also died in the fighting.

It was the deadliest attack since January when an Israeli officer, a French observer and a Hizbollah fighter were killed in clashes.
BBC also had this to say

IMO the timing of this escalation has to do with MP Sanyora's latest statement that he will use the question risin by HA MP Raad as a gateway to initiate the dialouge.

Them finding out Sanyora's move, they escalated the situation on purpose to pressure him in the parliment.


At Tuesday, November 22, 2005 10:28:00 PM, Blogger a h m a d said...

I think Hizbollah wanted to capture few israeli soldiers; had it worked out as they planned, it would have been a "hit" on the "Independence" night. But things didn't go as planned (Refer to Murphy's Law).

At Wednesday, November 23, 2005 1:09:00 PM, Blogger Assaad said...

This is the first time i post critics about a Resistance action in the south.

For me, it is a wrong timing especially with the pressures of the UN on Lebanon about the 1559 UN Resolution application!

This is my own opinion and i assume it.


At Thursday, November 24, 2005 2:34:00 AM, Blogger 1500lira said...

Catching Israeli soldiers?

Thanks, but thanks no


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