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Hezbollah, Israel opt for de-escalation

Both the Lebanese Hezbollah movement and Israel seemed to be avoiding confrontation despite the latest round of violence.

The latest escalation between the Lebanese Hezbollah movement and Israel appears to have come to an end after fear that the two sides were headed for war.

A week after an Israeli airstrike in Syria killed two of its members on Aug. 24, Hezbollah retaliated. The movement targeted an Israeli military vehicle in the northern Israeli settlement of Avivim. Israel responded by shelling uninhabited Lebanese border areas. Calm was restored within hours and both sides claimed success.

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