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UNIFIL Says IDF Activity Did Not Warrant Lebanese Fire

August 4, 2010
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Lieutenant Colonel Dov Harari, 45, who commanded the IDF force, was killed in the skirmish, and 30-year-old reservist Captain Ezra Lakia was seriously injured. Two Lebanese soldiers and a local reporter were also killed. Israeli army officials believe the Lebanese force was operating under a company commander whose decision to open fire on the IDF troops was supported by higher-ranking Lebanese officers.

The Lebanese Army claimed it had opened fire on Israeli soldiers who infiltrated Lebanese territory. The IDF retaliated with artillery and tank fire, and the Air Force attacked Lebanese Army positions in the village of al-Taibeh.

Posted on August 4, 2010

Source: (By Hanan Greenberg, Ynetnews, August 3, 2010)

Photo Credit: Photo by Isranet

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