- Title: Israeli border village quiet after clash with Lebanon's Hezbollah
- Date: 2nd September 2019
- Summary: AVIVIM, ISRAEL (SEPTEMBER 2, 2019) (REUTERS) VARIOUS OF ISRAELI SOLDIERS CHECK AN AREA CLOSE TO THE BORDER WITH LEBANON VARIOUS OF DAMAGED ROAD ISRAELI VEHICLE ENTERING AVIVIM VILLAGE AND ARMY BASE AT THE BORDER AREA SIGN READING (English and Hebrew): "AVIVIM" OLD WOMAN WALKING (SOUNDBITE) (Hebrew) AVIVIM RESIDENT, OREN VAKIL, SAYING: "We've seen everything. Now that we are grown-ups and we have kids, we are a little more worried for the kids - less for ourselves. But still, nothing will break us, not Nasrallah and not Khameinei and no one else. We are strong. We will stay strong." PEOPLE WORKING AT APPLE FACTORY APPLES MOVING IN CIRCLE MEN WORKING AT APPLE FACTORY VARIOUS OF AN ISRAELI SOLDIER WALKING NEAR MILITARY VEHICLES ISRAELI TANK VIEW OF UN SIGN ON THE BUFFER ZONE AT THE LEBANESE SIDE OF THE BORDER HELICOPTER IN AIR VIEW OF BORDER AREA
- Embargoed: 16th September 2019 11:42
- Keywords: Israel Lebanon tension security Hezbollah
- Location: AVIVIM, ISRAEL
- City: AVIVIM, ISRAEL
- Country: Israel
- Topics: Conflicts/War/Peace
- Reuters ID: LVA001AUYTXDZ
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: The Lebanon-Israel border area was quiet on Monday (September 2), a day after Lebanon's Iran-backed Hezbollah group and the Israeli army exchanged fire across the border.
In the village of Avivim near the Israeli-Lebanese border, residents carried on with their normal lives after Sunday's (September 1) attack, while Israeli soldiers were seen checking damages in the area.
Israel's military said anti-tank missiles from Lebanon targeted an army base and vehicles on Sunday. It responded with fire into southern Lebanon, after a week of growing tension raised fears of a new war with long-time enemy Hezbollah.
Hezbollah said its fighters destroyed an Israeli military vehicle, killing and wounding those inside. Israel said there were no casualties.
Reuters witnesses on the Lebanese side of the border said all was quiet on Monday morning. The United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL), the U.N. peacekeeping force on the frontier, was seen patrolling the border.
The Israeli shelling into Lebanon stopped at 6 p.m. local time on Sunday, Lebanese state media said.
The U.N. peacekeeping force on the frontier said calm had returned to the region at night. UNIFIL said it had urged both sides to "exercise utmost restraint to prevent any further escalation".
Israel and Hezbollah fought a month-long war in 2006 after Hezbollah captured two Israeli soldiers in a cross-border raid, but neither side seems eager for another conflict now.
(Production: Rami Amichay, Suheir Sheikh, Lara Afghani)
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