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Conflict Incident Report

Cross border gunfire in South

Date of incident: 
October 26, 2016
Death toll: 
Number of Injured: 
1 person

UNIFIL announced that it received information from the Israeli forces saying that an Israeli soldier got wounded by a fire shot of weak weapon whose source was the surrounding of Kfarkila in the Lebanese side. UNIFIL said that the Israeli forces reacted to the fire shooting.

Later, the Lebanese army denied, in comments made to the National News Agency, that gunfire had been opened at an Israeli soldier along the southern borders, as Israeli media outlets claimed.

This security incident was mapped according to the closest possible location.
Primary category: 
Classification of conflict (primary): 
Border conflicts (Israeli border)
Violations, disputes and/or conflicts instigated by Israeli intrusions on Lebanese national territories, airspace, and territorial waters. While there currently is no Israeli military occupation on Lebanese soil, these events are classified as violations of Lebanese sovereignty and are indicative of the continuous tensions between Lebanon and Israel.