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Hezbollah threatens to ‘act’ if Israel attacks Lebanon after border shooting

Tensions are particularly high between Israel and Lebanon in large part due to the conflict over the Ghajjar border town.
An Israeli soldier extinguishes a bush fire caused by a Molotov cocktail.

Hezbollah Secretary-General Hassan Nasrallah said on Wednesday that the organization is ready to defend itself against any Israeli attack, in a statement that came just hours after reports of a skirmish on the Lebanon-Israel border, adding more tension to an already volatile situation. 

Three Hezbollah members were injured in an explosion near the village of Boustane close to the border, according to multiple reports.

The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) tweeted that “multiple suspects” approached the security fence along the border in a “sabotage attempt.” The IDF “operated to distance them from the fence.”

Nasrallah addressed the incident in a speech late Wednesday, saying the incident is under investigation. 

“The youth of the resistance have directions to act if an Israeli assault occurs,” said Nasrallah, according to Lebanon’s official National News Agency.

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