Israel Kills Woman, Three Children in South Lebanon

Four civilians were killed in south Lebanon when Israel targeted a car using missiles. (Photo: via Social media)

Al-Mayadeen correspondent said that the four civilians were killed when Israel targeted a car using missiles that may have been fired from a military drone.

A family of five was killed or wounded when their car came under an Israeli attack in the village of ‘Aynata in south Lebanon, the Al-Mayadeen news channel reported. 

The Lebanon-based news network said that a woman and their three grandchildren were killed in the attack, and that the mother was seriously wounded. 

Almost immediately following the strike at the Lebanese family, Israeli media reported that the Israeli army had “shelled fighters on their way to target an Israeli settlement with missiles.”

‘Aynata is a village that is located near the Lebanese city of Bint Jbeil and it is separated by the Lebanese-Israeli border by only a few kilometers.

Despite tensions between the powerful Lebanese Resistance movement Hezbollah and Israel in recent weeks, Lebanese civilians continued to live life normally, according to Al-Mayadeen, as the escalation was confined to military targets on both sides. 

The Israeli attack on the civilian car, however, will be considered a change in the “rules of the game”, which governed the relation between Hezbollah and the Israeli army for many years. 

“The liquidation operation in ‘Aynata led to the killing of three children,” Israeli Channel 12 reported, adding, “and if that was true, this should worry us because we know Hezbollah and its clear equations, army for army, and civilians for civilians.”

Hezbollah has not yet responded to the Israeli attack on Lebanese civilians, but the Lebanese Ministry of Health issued a statement calling the Israeli attack barbaric and “a stark violation of international humanitarian law.”


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