After Hamas, Hezbollah’s Palestinian affiliate, launched an attack on Israel on October 7, fighting broke out along the border between Israel and the Iranian-backed Lebanese organization. Image courtesy AP
According to official Lebanese media, an Israeli strike near the Israeli border on Tuesday killed two journalists employed by a Lebanese television channel and a third individual.
Al Mayadeen said the strike was carried out deliberately since the television crew was known to be a pro-Palestinian and pro-Iranian regional military alliance. The incident occurred near the town of Tir Harfa, about 1 mile from the Israeli border.
Israel was also held responsible, according to Lebanese Prime Minister Najib Mikati, who said in a statement that Israel was trying to muzzle the media with the strike.
Israel reinforces warning to Lebanon as cross-border hostilities intensify
Israeli airstrikes hit Hezbollah in Lebanon, stoking fears of wider war
After Hamas, Hezbollah’s Palestinian affiliate, launched an attack on Israel on October 7, fighting broke out along the border between Israel and the Iranian-backed Lebanese organization.
The Israeli death toll from the Hamas attack indicates that 1,200 Israelis were killed. In response, Israel invaded and bombarded the Gaza Strip, killing at least 13,300 Palestinians, according to the Hamas-led administration in the region.
Violence along the Israeli-Lebanese border has intensified, increasing Western concerns about a conflict in the Middle East that could involve both Iran and the United States.
Border violence has been at its peak since the war between Israel and Hezbollah in 2006; nearly 70 members of Hezbollah, 13 Lebanese civilians, seven members of the Israeli forces and three Israeli citizens died.
(With contributions from the agency)