| 4 March 2024, Monday |

Israeli strike kills Lebanese local official: State media

On Monday, an Israeli bombardment resulted in the death of Hussein Mansour, an 80-year-old local official from Taybeh near the Lebanon-Israel border, according to the state-run National News Agency.

The attack, described as an “Israeli enemy attack” on the village, killed Mansour despite the shell targeting his house not exploding. Eight other individuals were on a balcony with him at the time.

Cross-border exchanges of fire have escalated between the Israeli army and Hezbollah, the Shia Muslim movement, since the Israel-Hamas war began on October 7.

The increasing violence has raised concerns about a broader conflict. Since October, over 120 people on the Lebanese side have been killed, including Hezbollah fighters and 17 civilians.

Israel reports six soldiers and four civilians killed in the north of the country.

On Monday, the NNA reported Israeli shelling and raids in various parts of south Lebanon, while Hezbollah, allied with Hamas, claimed responsibility for attacks against Israeli troops and positions near the border.

  • alarabiya