After weeks of continuous Israeli threats against Lebanon, Hezbollah, intensive military exercises and preparations for a new war, one week after publication of the threats of the Israeli war criminal, the crazed “minister of defense” Barak in the Washington Post, in which he said during an interview published in the newspaper that Israel will hit Lebanese governmental institutions directly if Hezbollah fires rockets at Israeli cities, some IDF soldiers trespassed the “Blue Line” and moved into the Lebanese territory in an attempt at provoking Hezbollah into firing rockets at Israel. Hezbollah did not take the bait but the reaction of the Lebanese people and troops on location was as predictabe as the outcome: a shootout with several dead and wounded, an israeli army spokesman contradicting himself and still telling nothing but lies.
Lebanese security sources reported that 3 Lebanese soldiers were killed and several people were injured in a clash with Israeli troops near the border. The IDF soldiers violated UN resolution 1701 which ended the 2006 war between Israel and Hezbollah. The Israeli troops deliberately trespassed the “Blue Line” and moved into Lebanon on Tuesday afternoon. These troops proceeded to attack Lebanese property and they fired four rockets that fell near a Lebanese army checkpoint in the village of Al-Adaisseh in the area. The Lebenese soldiers responded to the Israeli attack. At least three Lebanese and one Israeli soldiers were killed, several Lebenese were injured and some houses were damaged during the exchange of rockets and gunfire along the border between the conflicting parties.
The unjustified provocation of the IDF soldiers which developed into an attack erupted in the morning after Israeli soldiers reportedly attempted to uproot olive trees on the Lebanese side of the border, and place cameras. The civilian Lebanese owners of the olive trees clashed with the IDF troops and refused that they uproot their trees, the only economic source on which these farmers can rely. The refusal on part of the Lebanese civilians of the invasion attempt of the IDF led to the withdrawal of the Israeli troops, who later opened fire to the Lebanese side, which developed into an exchange of gunfire and rockets.
Among the Lebanese victims was Assaf Abou Rahhal, a journalist from Al-Akhbar newspaper, who was covering the conflict in Al-Adaisseh. The IDF criminal Lieutenant Colonel Dov Harari was also killed in the same attack, and another war criminal and provocateur was seriously injured.
Abu Ali (52 years), a Labenese from Al-Adaisseh village, said that Israeli aircraft had been flying over the area several days ago “but we remain strong in our land”. He said: “I witnessed the Unifil peacekeepers raising White and UN flags in the area but the Israelis continued directing artillery fire at Lebanon Army outposts and toward us”.