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29 January 2015, 07:53 VDL (93.3): Israeli fighter jets flew over towns in southern Lebanon.
29 January 2015, 07:34 VDL (100.5): The Israeli military's reinforcements continue on the border with Lebanon as the Lebanese army and UNIFIL carry out patrols in the South.
29 January 2015, 07:33 VDL (93.3): The Lebanese army fired flares after suspicious movements for gunmen in Tallet al-Hamra at Baalbek's outskirts.
28 January 2015, 22:50 Yediot Ahronot: Hizbullah sent a message to Israel via the U.N. peacekeepers' commander in Lebanon on Wednesday night, saying the organization was not interested in further escalation and describing the ambush as "an eye for an eye" revenge for a Jan. 18 strike in Syria.
28 January 2015, 22:43 MP Jumbat via Twitter: The operation occurred on Syrian soil seeing as the border is yet to be demarcated, and this was a very important, smart move.
28 January 2015, 22:43 MP Jumbat via Twitter: It is clear that the resistance's operation has reminded Israel that playing with fire is costly, but this does not prevent taking the necessary measures to confront any aggression.
28 January 2015, 22:01 EU foreign affairs chief Federica Mogherini appealed for an "immediate cessation of hostilities" on the Lebanese-Israeli border.
28 January 2015, 21:33 AFP: The U.N. Security Council will meet at 2100 GMT over the Israel-Lebanon flareup.
28 January 2015, 21:22 France requested an emergency meeting of the U.N. Security Council to discuss the flareup of violence on the Israeli-Lebanese border.
28 January 2015, 20:34 AFP: Dozens of citizens and leaders of Palestinian factions took part in a Gaza sit-in in support of Hizbullah's operation.
28 January 2015, 20:26 The U.S. urged all parties to avoid escalation as it stressed that it supports “Israel's legitimate right to self defense.”
28 January 2015, 20:18 Israeli army: Daily life must continue but citizens must heed the army's instructions.
28 January 2015, 20:17 Israeli army spokesman: The operation was carried out carefully and the army is ready to respond.
28 January 2015, 20:16 The U.S. State Department urged all parties to respect the Blue Line and exercise restraint in the wake of the Shebaa operation.
28 January 2015, 20:02 MTV: The Israeli army is readying for a broad combing operation in Ghajar and Abbasiyeh and it might spread to Lebanese territory.
28 January 2015, 19:58 LBCI: Calm is engulfing the southern towns at the moment.
28 January 2015, 19:22 Jerusalem Post: At least five Kornet missiles were fired at the Israeli convoy from a distance of at least four kilometers.
28 January 2015, 19:20 Netanyahu: The Lebanese government and the Syrian regime will be held responsible for the repercussions of the acts launched from their territories against Israel.
28 January 2015, 19:20 Israel's Channel 10: The two slain troops are a major who heads a battalion and a corporal.
28 January 2015, 19:17 Israeli media outlets said Netanyahu told the security cabinet that "Iran has been recently trying to open a front against Israel in the Golan."
28 January 2015, 19:17 Israel's Channel 10: The convoy targeted in the Shebaa Farms was carrying senior officials who had just finished a tour of the area.
28 January 2015, 18:45 A senior Israeli army official said that the Spanish UNIFIL peacekeeper was killed by “one of the mortar shells that we launched,” expressing “regret” over the incident.
28 January 2015, 18:22 Mustaqbal bloc: No side has the right to usurp the government's decision regarding issues of war and peace.
28 January 2015, 18:04 Israel informed the U.N. Security Council that it will exercise its right to defend itself and take all necessary measures to protect its residents.
28 January 2015, 17:57 Yediot Ahronot: Isareli President Reuven Rivlin decided to cut short his U.S. visit following the events at the Shebaa Farms.
28 January 2015, 17:47 Israeli media outlets: The convoy targeted in the Shebaa Farms consisted of non-military vehicles with the aim of camouflaging it from Hizbullah's eyes.
28 January 2015, 17:41 Netanyahu warning against any new attacks on Israel's northern border: "We know how to respond forcefully to defend our towns, citizens and sovereignty."
28 January 2015, 17:33 Al-Jadeed: The Israeli army informed UNIFIL that it will not carry out further strikes in response to Hizbullah's operation in Shebaa.
28 January 2015, 17:24 Al-Arabiya: The Israeli army declared the Golan region a closed security zone.
28 January 2015, 17:23 VDL (93.3): Salam held talks with Interior Minister Nouhad al-Mashnouq at the Grand Serail.
28 January 2015, 17:13 Israeli FM Lieberman telephoned his Spanish counterpart and offered condolences over the death of the Spanish peacekeeper while blaming Hizbullah for the escalation.
28 January 2015, 17:00 Geagea tweeted his condolences to UNIFIL over the death of a Spanish member during the unrest in southern Lebanon earlier on Wednesday.
28 January 2015, 16:56 Israel's Channel 1: The security cabinet will convene at 6:30 pm.
28 January 2015, 16:56 LBCI: Judge Germanos demanded the death penalty for Charbel George Khalil, Charbel Charbel Khalil, Juliano Saadeh, and Christian, Elie, and Mario Khalil for their involvement in the murder of Yves Naufal.
28 January 2015, 16:55 Israel's Channel 2: The commander of a Givati Brigade unit was among those killed in the Shebaa Farms.
28 January 2015, 16:55 Al-Jadeed: Ali Yehya Ahmed Hoblos was arrested in Bqarzla in Akkar for being affiliated with the group of fugitive cleric Sheikh Khaled Hoblos.
28 January 2015, 16:29 The Israeli army admitted that two soldiers were killed in the Shebaa operation.
28 January 2015, 16:27 Al-Mayadeen: The Israeli Military Censor allowed the publication of news of the death of two soldiers in the Shebaa operation.
28 January 2015, 16:26 Salam: Lebanon stands united behind the legitimate armed forces that are tasked with defending its land, security, and people.
28 January 2015, 16:19 Sky News Arabia confirmed that four Israeli soldiers were killed in the Shebaa Farms operation.
28 January 2015, 16:19 MTV: Hizbullah has not yet announced its full alert, saying that less than five operatives carried out the Shebaa attack.
28 January 2015, 16:19 Israeli media: Instructions were given in the Upper Galilee to avoid taking children to school.
28 January 2015, 16:18 VDL (93.3): PM Salam stressed that Lebanon is committed to resolution 1701, calling on the international community to rein in Israel's aggression.
28 January 2015, 16:03 Al-Manar: Palestinians welcomed the heroic operation in the Shebaa Farms that demonstrated Hizbullah's credibility and leadership.
28 January 2015, 16:03 Israeli media outlets: A meeting will be held shortly between Netanyahu, Yaalon and Gantz in Tel Aviv to discuss the possible scenarios.
28 January 2015, 16:01 Israeli army Spokesman Brig. Gen. Moti Almoz confirmed that “seven troops were lightly to moderately injured” in Hizbullah's operation.
28 January 2015, 15:57 Iran's Revolutionary Guard on Shebaa operation: We will stand by the resistance against the Zionists.
28 January 2015, 15:55 The Foreign Ministry condemned the Israeli shelling of Lebanese land.
28 January 2015, 15:54 MTV: Arab League chief Nabil al-Arabi contacted FM Jebran Bassil to discuss the developments in the South.
28 January 2015, 15:47 LBCI: The suspicious car in the Saifi-Port area did not contain any explosives.
28 January 2015, 15:32 The Israeli army announced that at least 7 troops were wounded in the Shebaa Farms operation.
28 January 2015, 15:28 Al-Mayadeen: Israel is promoting through some TV channels the equation of asking the resistance not to build posts in the Golan in return for avoiding war.
28 January 2015, 15:26 Israeli media outlets: Washington considered the Shebaa attack a dangerous incident but noted that it does not require a war.
28 January 2015, 15:24 Al-Mayadeen: The attack targeted an Israeli military convoy near the border fence on the road of the occupied Bustra farm.
28 January 2015, 15:23 A suspicious Kia car has been detected opposite the army's naval base in the Saifi-Port area and traffic has been diverted to the other lane.
28 January 2015, 15:16 Al-Mayadeen: The Israeli army's command has called on settlers to return to their routine activities while exercising caution.
28 January 2015, 15:09 U.N. Special Coordinator for Lebanon Sigrid Kaag expressed “deep concern over the serious deterioration of the security situation in South Lebanon” following Hizbullah's operation.
28 January 2015, 14:58 VDL (93.3): PM Salam is holding a series of contacts to follow up on the situation in the South.
28 January 2015, 14:42 UNIFIL is carrying out contacts to defuse tension and exercise self-restraint.
28 January 2015, 14:38 Hamas: Hizbullah's operation in Shebaa is a natural and legitimate response to Israel's crimes.
28 January 2015, 14:27 Haaretz: Airports in Rosh Pina and Haifa were closed to civilian aircraft due to the escalation on the border with Lebanon.
28 January 2015, 14:26 MTV: Two Israeli vessels entered Lebanon's territorial waters and are cruising the shore line from Naqoura to Tyre.
28 January 2015, 14:24 Israel's Channel 10: The Israeli army is preparing to launch an incursion into southern Lebanon.
28 January 2015, 14:20 VDL (93.3): Berri carried out a series of contacts over the Shebaa operation and he also received telephone calls from PM Salam and Army chief Jean Qahwaji.
28 January 2015, 14:15 VDL (93.3): Gunfire was heard in the vicinity of the Grand Serail no further details have been reported.
28 January 2015, 14:14 Berri discussed with MPs during their weekly meeting on Wednesday the developments in the South, stressing that the attack on the Israeli vehicle occurred on Lebanese land.
28 January 2015, 14:08 Israel denied that Hizbullah captured one of its soldiers in the Shebaa Farms attack on an Israeli military vehicle.
28 January 2015, 13:58 Shadi al-Mawlawi via Twitter confirmed that he left the Ain el-Hilweh refugee camp.
28 January 2015, 13:55 The Spanish peacekeeper was reportedly killed in the Israeli shelling.
28 January 2015, 13:53 NNA: An Israeli soldier was captured during the Shebaa Farm operation.
28 January 2015, 13:51 Anatolia news agency: Arab League chief Nabil al-Arabi called on the U.N. Security Council to intervene immediately to halt the deterioration of the situation on the Lebanese-Israeli border with Syria.
28 January 2015, 13:48 Israeli media according to LBCI: Israeli jets shelled a Hizbullah position in southern Lebanon.
28 January 2015, 13:27 The Israeli army spokesman: We consider Hizbullah responsible for the dangerous developments in the northern area.
28 January 2015, 13:19 Geagea: We are trying to agree with the FPM on a number of principles. It appears however that in the past 24 hours that disagreements have emerged over the Lebanese army's cooperation with Syria.
28 January 2015, 13:18 Geagea: We are working on eliminating 30 years of hate and enmity with the FPM and I believe that we have succeeded.
28 January 2015, 13:17 Geagea: The dialogue between the LF and FPM is ongoing. We agreed on a few issues and disagreed on others that have been put aside.
28 January 2015, 13:17 PSP chief Walid Jumblat via twitter: It seems we will enter a big stage of turmoil.
28 January 2015, 13:16 Geagea: Hizbullah has no right to take such a step in Shebaa.
28 January 2015, 13:16 Geagea: How can Hizbullah take such a step in Shebaa given its dialogue with the Mustaqbal Movement and its repercussions on Lebanon?
28 January 2015, 13:16 Geagea: The Lebanese government and people will bear the consequences of the Shebaa attack.
28 January 2015, 13:15 Geagea: Hizbullah's role in the Golan Heights does not serve Lebanon or Palestine, but it serves Iran.
28 January 2015, 13:15 An army unit raided on Tuesday a building in Dikwaneh, arresting six Syrians, four Bangladeshis, an Iraqi and a Lebanese and seized personal weapons, ammunition, drugs in addition to robbed items.
28 January 2015, 13:14 Geagea questioned the purpose of the Mustaqbal-Hizbullah dialogue given “the party's expansionist plans in the region and the Shebaa Farms attack.”
28 January 2015, 13:13 Geagea: We reject any cooperation between the Lebanese army and any faction from Syria, including the regime.
28 January 2015, 13:11 Berri called on the joint parliamentary committees to hold a session on Tuesday to discuss 10 draft-laws.
28 January 2015, 13:10 Geagea: The army will bear the repercussions of the Shebaa Farms operations because it has not taken any decision over the matter.
28 January 2015, 13:10 Geagea: I salute the bravery of the Lebanese army in its border clashes with extremists.
28 January 2015, 13:10 Lebanese security source to Turkish Anadolu Agency: Hizbullah has evacuated its security positions in Beirut’s southerns suburb in preparation for a qualitative operation.
28 January 2015, 13:09 Geagea: We are discussing the presidency during our dialogue with the FPM.
28 January 2015, 13:08 LF chief Samir Geagea during press conference: The solution to the presidential impasse lies in having the boycotting blocs head to parliament.
28 January 2015, 13:03 Hizbullah: An Israeli convoy, comprised of several armored vehicles and including officers, was targeted in the Shebaa Farms with the adequate weapons.
28 January 2015, 13:01 Al-Manar: A Spanish peacekeeper was wounded in an Israeli strike on al-Abbasiyah mosque.
28 January 2015, 13:00 MTV: Intermittent shelling on Lebanese border villages.
28 January 2015, 12:53 Hizbullah claimed responsibility for the Shebaa Farms attack.
28 January 2015, 12:46 Al-Arabiya: Lebanese schools in the villages near the border with Israel are being evacuated.
28 January 2015, 12:43 Al-Arabiya: Israel declared its northern region as a military zone in the wake of the Shebaa attack.
28 January 2015, 12:43 Al-Manar: 9 Israeli military vehicles were targeted in the Shebaa Farms attack.
28 January 2015, 12:40 Netanyahu: Israel will retaliate with force over the Shebaa attack.
28 January 2015, 12:39 Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu according to VDL (93.3): Those who challenge Israel must remember what happened in the summer of 2006.
28 January 2015, 12:35 Israeli media said that the army command is holding an emergency meeting in the wake of the Shebaa attack.
28 January 2015, 12:34 Speaker Nabih Berri postponed the presidential elections session to February 18.
28 January 2015, 12:24 Hizbullah claimed the attack against the Israeli convoy.
28 January 2015, 12:24 Al-Arabiya: Israeli sources denied the abduction of any soldier in the cross-border operation.
28 January 2015, 12:23 LBCI: The cross-border operation on the Israeli-Lebanese border through the planing of explosives as Israeli vehicles crossed through Shebaa.
28 January 2015, 12:22 Lebanese security officials said Israel fired 25 artillery shells into Lebanon.
28 January 2015, 12:19 Al-Mayadeen: At least 15 Israeli soldiers were killed in the Hizbullah attack on northern Israel.
28 January 2015, 12:17 Sources to al-Maydeen Network: Hizbullah carried out the attack against the Israeli convoy.
28 January 2015, 12:11 Al-Arabiya: At least 2 Israeli soldiers were killed in the attack on the military vehicle.
28 January 2015, 12:09 Israeli media: Six soldiers were wounded, four critically, in the shelling from Lebanon.
28 January 2015, 12:08 Israeli media: The Israeli army is investigating the possibility of the kidnapping of a soldier on the border with Lebanon.
28 January 2015, 12:06 Lebanese source to al-Arabiya: Eight shells fired from Israel landed in southern Lebanon.
28 January 2015, 12:02 Yedioth Ahronoth: Four Israeli soldiers were wounded in the shelling on northern Israel.
28 January 2015, 12:01 LBCI: The Lebanese army deployed near Ghajar and combed the area.
28 January 2015, 11:59 Al-Jazeera: Israel shelled an area near Kfarshouba.
28 January 2015, 11:56 Haaretz said an anti-tank missile hit an Israeli military vehicle near the border with Lebanon.
28 January 2015, 11:55 Reports that 3 people were injured in the suspected shelling in northern Israel.
28 January 2015, 11:54 Israeli media said two cars were engulfed in flames near the border with Lebanon after a suspected shelling.
28 January 2015, 11:51 Israel TV said several shells were fired from Lebanon on northern Israel.
28 January 2015, 11:07 TMC: An individual was injured in a car crash on the main road of Fayda-Marj in Zahle.
28 January 2015, 10:45 LBCI: The labor unions at Casio du Liban asked for a meeting with Labor Minister Sejaan Qazzi.
28 January 2015, 10:44 VDL (100.5): PM Tammam Salam is holding talks with the Australian Ambassador at the Grand Serail.
28 January 2015, 10:21 Israeli media reports said the Jewish State's army began digging work on the northern border with Lebanon in search for Hizbullah tunnels.
28 January 2015, 10:12 VDL (100.5): The ultra elite Strike Force raided the Handasa street in Tripoli's Qobbeh and detained Kh. al-Khayat and others.
28 January 2015, 10:09 NNA: The Lebanese army arrested Palestinian Rami Lutfi al-Zankari in the camp of al-Bass in Tyre for the possession of two hand grenades.
28 January 2015, 09:50 NNA: The ISF Intelligence Branch arrested in Zahle a suspect wanted for committing robberies and theft.
28 January 2015, 09:23 TMC: An individual was injured after being hit by a car on the Bikfaya main road.
28 January 2015, 09:16 Labor Minister Sejaan Qazzi to VDL (100.5): It is important to keep politics away from the crisis at the Casino du Liban and reforms couldn't be made by discharging employees.
28 January 2015, 09:15 MP Ammar Houri to VDL (93.3): The security plan should be implemented in all Lebanese territories.
28 January 2015, 09:07 MP Robert Ghanem to VDL (100.5): There is no possibility to carry out a constitutional amendment to prevent the MPs from obstructing the presidential elections.
28 January 2015, 08:47 NNA: Syrian national Samer Mohammed Sobhi was found dead with a shot in the head in Akkar's border town of al-Dababiyeh.
28 January 2015, 08:31 TMC: A van collided into the traffic-light pole on al-Musharrafieh's Sayyed Hadi highway but only material damages were reported.
28 January 2015, 08:19 TMC: A collision between four vehicles on al-Jamhour's Bsous road caused bumper-to-bumper traffic. Only material damages were reported.
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