A UN peacekeeper was also killed in southern Lebanon, in an incident likely related to the border flare-up.
A missile fired by the Lebanese Hezbollah group struck an Israeli military convoy on Wednesday, an apparent retaliation for a deadly airstrike attributed to Israel that killed six Hezbollah fighters in Syria earlier this month.
Israel reported unspecified casualties from the attack, and its military said it responded with aerial and ground attacks into Lebanon, including at least 50 artillery shells according to Lebanese officials. A Spanish peacekeeper was killed in southern Lebanon, in what the United Nations said was an incident likely related to the border flare-up.Lieut. Col. Peter Lerner, an Israeli military spokesman, said there were Israeli casualties in the attack, but did not elaborate. The military said it was responding with aerial and ground strikes on Hezbollah positions. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Israel would respond “forcefully.”In a statement, Hezbollah said its fighters destroyed a number of Israeli vehicles that were carrying Israeli officers and soldiers and caused casualties among “enemy ranks.”
The Israeli military said an anti-tank missile hit an Israeli military vehicle near the Israeli-Lebanese border on Wednesday, and said residents of the area had been ordered to remain in their homes.An hour later, mortars were fired at several Israeli military locations on Mount Dov and Mount Hermon, the Israeli military said
Can't forget the Israeli strikes on Syria!
UPDATE # 1:
Seven IDF soldiers lightly to moderately injured -2 IDF soldiers deadUPDATE # 2:
Lebanon's foreign ministry denounced the Israeli shelling and airstrikes on Hezbollah targets in Lebanese territory on Wednesday, which followed an attack on Israeli soldiers, which left at least seven injured and two dead.Liberman calls for disproportionate response
Or were 15 IDF soldiers killed? IDF Vehicle Comes Under Fire on Lebanon Border, 15 Israeli Soldiers Killed
Israeli artillery fire killed the UN peacekeeper (I suspected as much when reading the early reporting)
BEIRUT // A United Nations peacekeeper was killed in southern Lebanon on Wednesday by Israeli artillery shells.So, here is my question: Did Israel strike the area the UN peacekeeper was stationed to kick this whole thing off ? What is the timeline?
Before the (Hezbollah) attack, Israel had deployed tanks and drones along the frontier at several points