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29 January 2015, 14:12 The March 14 general-directorate said its members discussed the decision of war and peace in Lebanon. It called on the Lebanese to back their government and ask it to defend them.
29 January 2015, 13:04 Two people were wounded in a traffic accident on the Damour highway leading to Sidon.
29 January 2015, 12:45 LBCI: PM Salam condemned the Israeli attack on Lebanon, stressing the government's solidarity at this stage.
29 January 2015, 12:43 Labor Minister Sejaan al-Qazzi meets a delegation of discharged Casino Du Liban staff.
29 January 2015, 12:13 NNA: Judicial police arrested 2 wanted criminals in Brital.
29 January 2015, 11:51 OTV: The Lebanese army arrested the head of Jundallah office Ahmed al-Sayyed in al-Zahrieh and confiscated arms that were in his possession.
29 January 2015, 11:14 LBCI: A gang that kidnaps and smuggles people from Syria to Lebanon has been arrested in the Bekaa.
29 January 2015, 11:03 The cabinet session kicked off at the Grand Serail.
29 January 2015, 10:22 Minister Alice Shabtini ahead of the session: We hope that the Lebanese would agree on the authority of the decision on war and peace.
29 January 2015, 10:16 Minister Mohammed al-Mashnouq said ahead of the cabinet session that he didn't expect a dispute about ministers on the Shebaa operation because Resolution 1701 was not violated.
29 January 2015, 10:05 Ministers began arriving at the Grand Serail to attend a cabinet session.
29 January 2015, 08:30 MP Ahmed Fatfat to VDL (100.5): Dialogue with Hizbullah includes local matters that are linked to the sectarian tension and the presidential elections.
29 January 2015, 08:29 Minister of Social Affairs Rachid Derbas to VDL (100.5): The government will address the developments in southern Lebanon with patience and wisdom.
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.