Israeli strike on Tyre's Majadel kills at least one person


An Israeli airstrike targeted Monday a car in the Tyre district town of Majadel, killing at least one person, local rescuers said, without providing further details.

Israeli airstrikes had targeted earlier on Monday other areas deep inside Lebanon including Bouday near the northeastern city of Baalbek and Iqlim al-Tuffah, after Hezbollah shot down a "large" Israeli drone there.

At least two other people were killed in the strikes on Bouday in Baalbek, rising Monday's death toll to at least three. An Israeli airstrike later targeted the al-Jarmaq area in Iqlim al-Tuffah.

An Israeli was reportedly injured in Shtula as Hezbollah targeted the Biranit Barracks, the Shtula settlement, and a group of soldiers in the Hadb Yarin post, while Israeli artillery shelled the outskirts of Aita al-Shaab and al-Jebbayn.

Hezbollah had targeted an Israeli force in the Baghdadi post overnight, and six posts on Sunday.

The group, which has been exchanging fire with Israel throughout the war in Gaza, has said it will halt its near-daily attacks on Israel if a cease-fire is reached in Gaza.

But Gallant, the Israeli defense minister, said Sunday that anyone who thinks a temporary cease-fire for Gaza will also apply to the northern front is “mistaken.”

Western diplomats have brought forward a series of proposals for a cessation of hostilities between Israel and Hezbollah, most of which would hinge on Hezbollah moving its forces 7-10 kilometers away from the border.

This will come in addition to a beefed-up Lebanese army presence, and negotiations for Israeli forces to withdraw from disputed points along the border where Lebanon says Israel has been occupying small patches of Lebanese territory since it withdrew from the rest of country's south in 2000.

Hezbollah has signaled willingness to entertain the proposals but has said there will be no deal in Lebanon before there is a cease-fire in Gaza.

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