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Israeli forces exchange gunfire on Lebanese border
Published Thursday 12/12/2013 (updated) 13/12/2013 10:29
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A general view of the Lebanon from the Israeli town of Metula.
BETHLEHEM (Ma'an) -- Israeli forces exchanged gunfire on the Lebanese-Israeli border on Thursday after shots were fired from the Lebanese side, Israel's army said.

"Fire was opened near the Lebanese-Israeli border in the northern Galilee. Israeli soldiers responded with fire to the source of the shooting," an Israeli army spokeswoman said.

No injuries or damage was reported.

The source of the gunfire was most likely Lebanese poachers, the spokeswoman added.

On Saturday, a bomb was detonated along the border in the Golan Heights as patrolling Israeli troops passed by.

No casualties were reported from the explosion, which Israeli media said occurred on the Syrian-held side of the fence separating it from the Israeli-occupied zone.

Israel seized 460 square miles of the strategic plateau during the 1967 Six Day War and annexed it in 1981 in a move not recognized internationally. Syria has always insisted on its return as part of any peace treaty with Israel.
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1 ) Colin Wright / USA
12/12/2013 21:58
' Israeli forces exchanged gunfire on the Lebanese-Israeli border...' Exchanged gunfire with whom? The clause leaves open the hopeful if purely grammatical possibility that they were shooting at each other.

2 ) Question Please / ???
12/12/2013 22:33
.."Fire was opened near the Lebanese-Israeli border in the northern Galilee. Israeli soldiers responded with fire to the source of the shooting...the source of the gunfire was most likely Lebanese poachers"... Just wondering if poaching is a shooting offence, or do the IDF just shoot for sport & target practice??
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