The northern border with Lebanon erupted in gunfire on Sunday as the IDF opened fire on a terrorist cell trying to infiltrate into Israel.
The IDF said a unit policing the border spotted the group crossing the Israeli-Lebanese border , known as the the Blue Line.
The unit opened fire with small arms fire, apparently hitting one of the infiltrators.
“The cell fled back into Lebanese territory,” the IDF said. “The circumstances of the incident are being checked.”
Lebanese media had a different version of events. They said that Israeli cross-border fire struck and injured a Lebanese soldier near Kfar Shouba.
Hizbullah-affiliated al-Manar news claimed that Lebanese Armed Forces clashed with an Israeli unit that tried to enter Lebanese territory in the Shebaa area. The latter is internationally recognized as Israeli territory, but Hizbullah insists it belongs to Lebanon.
Lebanon’s Daily Starreported that Lebanese troops returned fire on the IDF soldiers.
The report added that the Lebanese army was investigating the incident in coordination with U.N. peacekeepers in the area.