Israeli online daily Haaretz reported that Israeli Air Force planes dropped thousands of leaflets over the Lebanese capital of Beirut, and its suburbs, denouncing Hezbollah party which is based in the southern Lebanon.
The Israeli jets flew over Beirut before dawn and dropped thousands of leaflets against the party.
The leaflets read; “To the Lebanese citizens, who protects Lebanon?" reads the small paper leaflet written in Arabic. "Who is lying to you? Who is sending your children to a battle they are not ready for? Who wishes the return of the destruction? Who is the tool in the hand of his Syrian and Iranian masters?” Haaretz reported.
The leaflets also included a written statement in bold script which reads, “Hezbollah is causing enormous harm to Lebanon”, and “adding that Israel was determined to protect its citizens”.
Senior Israeli sources in “Jerusalem confirmed that Israeli planes dropped the leaflets over Beirut and its suburbs; the first time in many years since Israeli planes dropped leaflets over the Lebanese capital.
Meanwhile, Hezbollah released on Tuesday a video footage which shows Monday’s fighting in Ghajar; four fighters were killed in the incident after they infiltrated a military area apparently in an attempt to abduct Israeli soldiers to trade them for the release of detainees in Israeli prisons.
Haaretz reported that the video footage showed rockets hitting a number of Israeli military vehicles, and smoke rising from them.
Hezbollah said that its fighters managed to hit Israeli military posts and destroyed armored vehicles.
Israeli military sources said that Mondays clash is considered the heaviest Hezbollah has carried out since the Israeli army withdrew from south Lebanon five years ago. Fighters fired a heavy barrage of rockets and missiles at military posts along the border area.
14 Israeli soldiers were reportedly injured in the shelling.
The Israeli Army Chief of Staff, Dan Halutz said on Tuesday that the Lebanese government indirectly asked Israel to halt attacks on the northern border. According to Halutz, the Lebanese government admitted, by this statement, that it is responsible for the events on the northern border, Haaretz added.