Lebanese protester shot by Israeli forces at border dies

Lebanese protester shot by Israeli forces at border dies: reports
2 min read
14 May, 2021
The 21-year-old was one of two men who suffered wounds from the shelling during a protest on the frontier
Protesters gathered at the frontier to protest against Israel's assault on Gaza [AFP/Getty]

A Lebanese demonstrator struck by Israeli shell fire Friday on the border between the two countries died of his wounds, Lebanon's National News Agency reported.

The 21-year-old was one of two men who suffered wounds from the shelling during a protest on the frontier against the Jewish state's bombardment of the Palestinian Gaza Strip, NNA said.

Videos posted on Twitter purportedly showed a group of civilians breaking their way into Israeli territory via the Blue Line and setting fire to the area before retreating.

They were seen waving the Palestinian and Hezbollah flags and heard chanting for Hassan Nasrallah, the Shia paramilitary’s general secretary.

A video shared by Al Jadeed showed one of the injured men being carried away by others.

Israel's army told residents of the settlements close to the border to stay indoors in case of any escalation.

Friday's incident came after three rockets were fired from southern Lebanon towards Israel on Thursday evening, according to the Lebanese army.

Israel's army said the rockets landed in the sea.

Lebanese military and security sources said the rockets were launched from near the coastal Palestinian refugee camp of Rashidiyeh, just south of Tyre.

A source close to Hezbollah said the group had no link to the incident.

Small scale clashes have happened between Israel and Hezbollah, or the Lebanese army, since the summer war of 2006.

In 2014, during a previous Israeli military assault on Gaza, rockets were also fired from south Lebanon towards northern Israel.

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