New incidents took place yesterday at around 11 p.m. in southern Lebanon after small Palestinian groups, said security sources, attempted to fire a six-round burst of rockets in the direction of Israel.
However, the latter did not cross the border. The Israeli Army, however, retaliated by bombarding the places of origin of the shots.
Lebanese security sources indicate that a total of 22 Israeli artillery rounds were fired towards Lebanon, without inflicting material or human damage.
This would be a new attempt to retaliate against the events unfolding in Israel, the West Bank or even in the Gaza Strip.
In a previous attempt, the Security Forces had already arrested a group of Palestinians from the Rachidiyeh camp who had tried to open a new front in Lebanon.
As a reminder, these incidents come at a time when major demonstrations are currently taking place in Jerusalem, following the risk of many Palestinians being evicted from their homes. Clashes have been taking place for several days in front of the esplanade of the Mosque of the holy city.
The July 2006 conflict began with the kidnapping of 2 Israeli soldiers on July 12 of that year by Hezbollah, which wanted to secure the release of a number of Lebanese and Palestinian fighters from Israeli forces.
This episode will kill more than 1,200 people on the Lebanese side, mainly civilians, 30% of whom are children due to disproportionate Israeli reprisals in civilian areas.
Only 160 Israelis will be killed, including soldiers.
The conflict ended with the adoption of UN Security Council resolution 1701, which is supposed to guarantee Lebanese sovereignty over all of its territory.
However, the Israeli air force continues to violate Lebanese airspace, accusing the Shiite Hezbollah movement of continuing to arm itself.
In addition, Israel continues to occupy certain territories in Lebanon, including the farms of Chébaa, the northern part of the village of Ghajar, originally located in the Syrian Golan, and the hills of Kfarchouba. Tel Aviv also claims part of the Lebanese exclusive economic zone where, according to some studies, significant oil and gas resources are found.
Negotiations between the 2 countries to delimit the territorial maritime zones, however, began in October 2020 to be then suspended after Beirut extended its claims to an additional 1,430 km2.