Israeli and Lebanese soldiers are reportedly engaged in tensions along the border between the two nations amid accusations that members of the IDF breached the “Blue Line” between the countries.
A spokesman for UNIFIL, the UN peacekeeping forces deployed along the buffer zone, tells the Lebanese news outlet L’Orient that it is “aware of tensions along the Blue Line in the area of Aita al-Shaab, where some Israeli maintenance works are ongoing” and that it its “peacekeepers are on the spot to de-escalate the situation.”
Ali Shoeib, a reporter for the Hezbollah-backed Lebanese Al-Manar news outlet, tweets video appearing to show Israeli and Lebanese soldiers arguing.
لحظة احتدام التدافع بين الجيش اللبناني وبعض ألأهالي وجنود العدو قرب الخط الأزرق عند حدود بلدة #عيتا_الشعب .
أجواء الإستنفار خفت بعد تراجع العدو . pic.twitter.com/IwIC5OA2Dd
— علي شعيب || Ali Shoeib ???????? (@alishoeib1970) March 5, 2023