IOF assault journalists on outskirts of occupied Shebaa Farms
Several Lebanese citizens were slightly injured after Israeli occupation forces fired tear gas at them.
Israeli occupation forces on Saturday fired tear gas on a media delegation that was on a tour with a member of the Lebanese parliament, Qassem Hashem, on the outskirts of the occupied Shebaa Farms.
Al Mayadeen correspondent reported that several Lebanese citizens, including MP Hashem, were slightly injured after Israeli occupation forces fired tear gas on them.
Our correspondent said Israeli occupation forces demanded that journalists leave the area, despite standing behind the so-called "withdrawal line" in the occupied Shebaa Farms.
هذه أجواء مزارع شبعا الان بعد الاعتداء على الصحفيين قرب خط الانسحاب في مزرعة بسطرة pic.twitter.com/l64lwVndAa— علي شعيب || Ali Shoeib 🇱🇧 (@alishoeib1970) July 15, 2023
Hashem stressed that there are no red lines that can prevent the Lebanese people from reaching occupied Lebanese territory, underlining that "we have the right to reach any spot in the Kfar Chouba hills and the Shebaa Farms."
According to the Lebanese MP indicated that "what we are exposed to is natural, because this is the aggressive nature of the Israeli enemy."
العدو يعتدي على النائب قاسم هاشم وعدد من الصحفيين خلال جولة داخل خط الانسحاب في مزرعة قفوة المحتلة pic.twitter.com/ud5cCmjs54— علي شعيب || Ali Shoeib 🇱🇧 (@alishoeib1970) July 15, 2023
On Friday, Israeli occupation forces fired a stun grenade and fired bullets in the air near the correspondent of the Lebanese NBN channel, Hassan Fakih, while he was preparing a report about the 2006 July War near the fence at the borders of the illegal settlements of "Metula" and "Hamames".
In the same context, Lebanese youths destroyed surveillance cameras installed by the Israeli occupation above the separating fence at the Fatima Gate.
العدو يلقى قنبلة صوتية ويطلق 3 رصاصات في الهواء بالقرب من مراسل قناة NBN حسن فقيه أثناء إجرائه تقريرا حول عدوان تموز 2006 بالقرب من السياج عند حدود مستعمرة المطلة والحمامص pic.twitter.com/P8o8UiyG5s— علي شعيب || Ali Shoeib 🇱🇧 (@alishoeib1970) July 14, 2023
This comes as the border area between Lebanon and occupied Palestine is recently witnessing tension, after Israeli occupation forces erected a barbed wire fence and constructed a concrete wall around the entire occupied village of Al-Ghajar.
During his speech on the 17th anniversary of the start of the 2006 Israeli war on Lebanon, Hezbollah Secretary-General Sayyed Nasrallah made it clear that the Israeli occupation erected a barbed wire fence around the village before the Resistance set up tents at the border, deeming incorrect what some sides are saying about "Israel's" violations being due to the erected tents.
Sayyed Nasrallah pointed out that the Israeli occupation did not dare to take any field action against the tent and called for mediation to solve the matter.
The Hezbollah leader explained that the value of these tents is that they once again depicted the entire situation in southern Lebanon.
He added that "the international community maintained silence amid all the Israeli border aggressions but acted instantly after the Resistance set up a tent at the border."
Sayyed Nasrallah called for counting Israeli breaches by land, sea, and air and what the occupation claims are Lebanese breaches.
The Israeli occupation has an eroded deterrence but is shameless, talking about Lebanese breaches while committing thousands, he expressed.
The Lebanese Resistance leader underlined that it is not permissible to remain silent about the occupation of the village Al-Ghajar, and Lebanon's stance regarding this issue must be decisive.
He indicated that the issue of Al-Ghajar village is among the responsibilities of the Lebanese state, adding that there will be an integrated effort between the state and the Resistance regarding this matter.
Sayyed Nasrallah revealed that Lebanese Resistance fighters "have directives to take action if an Israeli attack takes place on the tent erected at the southern border."
The Hezbollah Secretary-General underscored that what is happening in southern Lebanon is not a demarcation of the land borders but rather an effort to restore the lands occupied by the Israeli enemy.
"We can retrieve the Lebanese part of the village of Al-Ghajar from the Israeli occupation, and this land shall never be left behind," Sayyed Nasrallah stressed during his speech.