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Conflict on Lebanon-Israel Border Slowly Escalating

The situation on the Israel-Lebanon border is slowly escalating, an Israeli military source told EIR.

While clashes have been confined to artillery and rocket firing, lives have been lost. This source warned that if the conflict continues for a longer time, it could flare up into a second front. Some 300,000 Israelis living in settlements in northern Israel have been evacuated from the region.

TASS cites a report from Al Nashra news portal reports that on Nov. 22, the son of Mohammad Raad, the leader of the Hezbollah parliamentary bloc, and three other Hezbollah activists were killed in an Israeli airstrike in southern Lebanon. An Israel missile struck the house the four men were in, in the settlement of Beit Yahoun. On Nov. 19, the house of Kabalan Kabalan, in Al-Hiyam in southern Lebanon, came under shelling; Kabalan, a lawmaker with the Amal Shi’ite movement, was unhurt, but his house sustained serious damage. According to the Lebanese Red Cross Society, Israeli attacks in the previous 48 hours killed 19 civilians; since Oct. 8, Israeli attacks have killed 92 fighters from Hezbollah and Palestinian radical groups in Lebanon.