Hezbollah ambushes Israeli soldiers on border, Lebanese media reports

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The Hezbollah flag. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

The Hezbollah flag. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

(JNS.org) Lebanese media reports suggest that Hezbollah
was behind the explosion that injured four Israeli soldiers on the Lebanese
border on Wednesday.

Calling it an “ambush,”
Lebanon’s Al-Akhbar newspaper, which is sympathetic to Hezbollah,
describes how Israeli commandos crossed into Lebanese territory and were hit by
an “explosive device containing four smaller
devices filled with ball bearings.”

“Exactly
20 seconds later, a similar device was detonated. The two explosions had a
blast radius of about 15 meters, enough to hit everything and everyone that
moved within the blast zone,” Al-Akhbar
reported.

“For
the enemy, the obvious conclusion will be that the Resistance remains ready and
vigilant, fully prepared to face any Israeli incursion,” the Lebanese newspaper added.

The Lebanese army said the Israeli soldiers
were wounded 400 meters inside of Lebanese territory. Israel has not indicated
whether or not its soldiers were in Lebanon.

Israel’s Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon said the
soldiers were on a routine mission and inadvertently activated a land mine, Ynet reported.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu also
commented on the incident, but did not provide any details.

“Our soldiers defend us and our borders, which is what they
were doing last night. We will continue to react to defend Israel’s borders,”
Netanyahu was quoted as saying by Army
Radio
.

Israel and Hezbollah fought a bloody month-long war in the
summer of 2006 after a Hezbollah guerillas crossed the border and attacked an
Israeli patrol.

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Source: JNS.org

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