| 2 March 2024, Saturday |

Lebanese army says one soldier killed in Israeli shelling in south Lebanon

The first fatal incident for the Lebanese army since the Gaza conflict started on October 7 was reported by the army to have involved one soldier killed and three wounded when Israeli shelling struck a community close to the Israeli border in south Lebanon.

A request for comment was not immediately answered by the Israeli army.

Since a truce between Israel and the Palestinian party Hamas failed on Friday, there has been a daily exchange of gunfire across the Israel-Lebanon border between Israeli soldiers and terrorists from Lebanon’s heavily armed Hezbollah.

Just over 100 people in south Lebanon – some 200 km (124 miles) from the Gaza Strip – have been killed during the hostilities, just over 80 of them Hezbollah fighters. Tens of thousands of people have fled from both sides of the border.

  • Reuters