(photo credit: Associated Press)
The IDF fired at a Lebanese fishing boat that was sailing in a
restricted zone Saturday night, after a warning to return to
Lebanese waters was ignored.
No injuries were reported as a result of the incident.
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The Lebanese army issued a statement in response to the incident,
stating that Israel "continues" to violate UN Resolution 1701, and that the IDF fired shots into Lebanese territorial waters.
The IDF confirmed that it fired "warning shots" when the boat did not heed a request to leave the restricted area.
The incident occurred just days after fatal border clashes
between IDF and LAF forces last Tuesday left one Israeli and four Lebanese dead.
(res.) Dov “Barry” Harari was buried in the military cemetery in
Netanya on Wednesday, at a funeral attended by hundreds.
reports said the border conflict began when an IDF patrol attempted to uproot a
the Lebanese side of the border.
It was later confirmed by UNIFIL that the IDF was performing maintenance work across the fence, but
still within Israeli territory.