Editor in Chief: Moh. Reza Huwaida Wednesday, August 12th, 2020

Lebanon’s Hezbollah Accuses Israel of Fabricating Border Clash

Lebanon’s Hezbollah Accuses Israel  of Fabricating Border Clash

BEIRUT, Lebanon - Hezbollah denied its fighters staged an "infiltration attempt" that led to clashes with Israeli forces on Monday calling the Israeli account a move to create "false victories".
The Lebanese armed group also vowed revenge for a Hezbollah member killed in a suspected Israeli air strike in Syria last week saying a response against Israel was "coming for sure".
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu disputed the armed group's denial of any border incident, adding “Hezbollah should know that it is playing with fire."
The Israeli military said earlier three to five Hezbollah fighters crossed into the disputed Shebaa Farms area that is occupied by Israeli forces, and they were repulsed after Israeli troops opened fire. Shebaa Farms was captured by Israel in the 1967 Middle East war and is claimed by Lebanon.
But Hezbollah denied it carried out a raid over the southern border saying the incident was "from one side only, from the anxious enemy" who opened fire first.
"All the enemy media claims about thwarting an infiltration operation from Lebanese territory into occupied Palestine … is absolutely not true," a Hezbollah statement said.
The armed group attributed the incident to "the state of terror experienced by the Zionist occupation army and its settlers at the Lebanese border" over an expected response to the killing of the Hezbollah fighter. (Aljazeera)