- Title: Life goes on for residents in Israeli border village following Hezbollah attack
- Date: 1st September 2019
- Summary: AVIVIM, ISRAEL (SEPTEMBER 1, 2019) (REUTERS) ISRAELI SOLDIERS GATHERED IN VILLAGE OF AVIVIM, NEAR BORDER WITH LEBANON WEAPONS CARRIED BY SOLDIERS SOLDIERS STANDING OUTSIDE SHELTER ISRAELI ARMY TOURING THE VILLAGE (SOUNDBITE) (Hebrew) HEAD OF UPPER GALILEE REGIONAL COUNCIL, GIORA ZALTZ, SAYING: "All the schools will be opened. I, like all the residents, we hope that this incident will be put behind us. We are ready, if this incident continues or there are bigger incidents, we are ready for this, we are ready to save our residents. Nothing is important than giving the army to have the time to do its job on the border, but on the other hand, we will do our part." PEOPLE INSIDE MARKET MAN BUYING FOOD VARIOUS OF POSTMAN SORTING LETTERING IN POST OFFICE (SOUNDBITE) (Hebrew) 50-YEAR-OLD RESIDENT OF AVIVIM, ITZIK HAZIZA, SAYING: "It's a really hard feeling to return to all these issues. The children are not used to these kinds of things, even we are not used to these things." VARIOUS OF ROTEM AMRAM, 22-YEAR-OLD TOUR GUIDE AT WINERY AND FARMER, CHECKING ON CHICKEN (SOUNDBITE) (English) 22-YEAR-OLD TOUR GUIDE AT WINERY AND FARMER, ROTEM AMRAM, SAYING: "But you know we scared a little bit but we used to it. It happened here few times, we grew up in this area so we know how to deal with it." VARIOUS OF PLUMS OF FIRE, SEEN IN AREA NEXT TO BORDER WITH LEBANON
- Embargoed: 15th September 2019 19:55
- Keywords: Israel missiles Hezbollah border village Avivim Israel-Lebanon border
- Location: AVIVIM, ISRAEL
- City: AVIVIM, ISRAEL
- Country: Israel
- Topics: Conflicts/War/Peace
- Reuters ID: LVA001AUTU5HJ
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: Life went on as usual in the Israeli border village of Avivim on Sunday (September 1) after anti-tank missiles from Lebanon targeted an army base and vehicles nearby.
The Iran-backed Hezbollah movement said its fighters destroyed an Israeli military vehicle, killing and wounding those inside. Israel said there were no casualties.
Residents expressed concerns following the attack, but many said they were used to such incidents and knew how to deal with them.
Israel has been on alert for a confrontation with Hezbollah for the past week after two drones crashed in Beirut's southern suburbs, with one of them exploding. Security officials in the region have described the target as linked to precision-guided missile projects.
Amid the threats, Israel had moved extra forces into the border region, which was largely quiet since the 2006 war.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, whose re-election campaign ahead of a poll less than three weeks away could have been complicated by war in the north, signalled business as usual after the hostilities erupted along the frontier with Lebanon.
(Production: Rami Amichay, Roleen Tafakji)
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