BEIRUT — A precarious calm is prevailing in southern Lebanon, one day after the heavily armed Hezbollah movement and Israel traded fire, raising concerns that the current Hamas-Israel war could take on a regional dimension.
In a Monday post on the X platform (formerly Twitter), Israeli army spokesperson Avichay Adraee cited reports saying that a number of people have infiltrated from southern Lebanon into Israel where the Israeli army is already deployed.
The Lebanese side has yet to confirm the report. But social media users have shared videos of alleged Israeli firing toward Dhayra village in southern Lebanon in response to reports of an infiltration into the Galilee area in Israel.
حدث أمني قرب قرية الضهيرة جنوب لبنان وقوات الاحتلال تطلق النار بكثافة وتقوم بتمشيط المنطقة للاشتباه بعمليات تسلل الى الجليل الأعلى .
— مصدر مسؤول (@fouadkhreiss) October 9, 2023