An Israeli military source reported on Monday evening that soldiers shot three fighter of the Lebanon based Hezbollah party in southern Lebanon. The incident took place as the fragile ceasefire enters it second week.
According to an Israeli army spokesperson, soldiers identified gunmen moving toward them in what was described as a threatening way, and fired at them marking three hits.
It remained unclear if the men were killed, but this incident marks one of the most serious violation of ceasefire between Israel and Hezbollah since August 13.
Meanwhile, United Nations special envoy, Terje Roed-Larsen, said in Jerusalem that he was confident that the ceasefire would hold, the Qatar based Al Jazeera reported.
Israeli troops remained fully ready for the resumption of further hostilities, and the army is still holding positions in Lebanon.
Al Jazeera quoted AFP news agency saying that more than 250 Israeli soldiers, and 30 armored vehicles, were still seen in nine locations in Lebanon on Monday.
Israel claims that its military presence comes in an attempt to bar Hezbollah from rearming and importing more weapons.
At least four violations of the Lebanese air space were reported on Monday, the UN spokesperson said. These violations prompted a complaint by the Lebanese Prime Minister, Fuad Siniora.
The complaint was sent to Kofi Annan, the UN Secretary General, and other foreign leaders. Lebanese officials said that the Israeli act violates security council resolution number 1701.