- On Saturday, Palestinian gunmen attacked Israeli towns, killing around 500 Israelis. Israel retaliated with airstrikes on Gaza, killing more than 300 Palestinians.
- The scale of the attack raised fears of a wider conflict between Israel and other groups opposed to it in the region, including Hezbollah, a Lebanese armed group backed by Iran.
Hezbollah on Sunday said it had fired rockets and artillery at three Israeli positions in the Shebaa Farms, a disputed territory between Lebanon and Israel.
The Lebanese army said that shells and rockets had been launched from southern Lebanon onto “occupied Lebanese territory,” without saying who was responsible. Israel responded with artillery fire, wounding several people.
The Israeli military said it fired artillery into an area of Lebanon where cross-border fire was launched. It also said that one of its drones struck a Hezbollah post in the Shebaa Farms.
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Other exchanges of fire took place throughout the day, with Hezbollah firing rockets at Israeli positions in the Shebaa Farms and Israel responding with artillery fire on the village of Kfar Shouba.
The United Nations peacekeeping mission in southern Lebanon, known as UNIFIL, said it had detected numerous rockets fired from Lebanon into Israeli-occupied territory and artillery fire from Israel into Lebanon in response.
UNIFIL said it was in contact with authorities on both sides of the Blue Line, the demarcation line between Lebanon and Israel, to contain the situation and avoid a wider escalation.
The U.N.’s special coordinator for Lebanon said she was “deeply concerned” by the exchange of fire and urged parties to “shield Lebanon and its people from further conflagration.”