Israeli soldiers treat a wounded soldier near the Israel-Lebanon border, Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015. (AP Photo/Gili Eliyahu, Jinipix)
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Lebanese and international leaders reacted to Hezbollah's ambush of an Israeli military convoy in the occupied Shebaa Farms Wednesday, with some condemning it outright and others suggesting the party had overstepped its mandate by potentially forcing the country into an unwanted conflict.The attack, for which Hezbollah has claimed responsibility, killed at least two Israeli soldiers and injured seven others. The Lebanese Cabinet: The government is committed to United Nations resolutions ensuring peace between the two countries, Prime Minister Tammam Salam said Wednesday, calling on the international community to mobilize to prevent any further attacks by Israel against Lebanon.Resolution 1701 put an end to the 2006 summer war between Lebanon and Israel.In a statement, the Foreign Ministry echoed Salam's sentiments, adding that Hezbollah's attack did not amount to a violation of the 2006 deal because it targeted an Israeli military convoy inside the Shebaa Farms, which is considered occupied Lebanese territory.The LF leader said Hezbollah was to blame if Lebanon is drawn into a war with Israel.Hamas praised Hezbollah's move, suggesting that such strong responses would stop the enemy and put an end to its plans.Musa Abu Marzouk, deputy head of the Palestinian resistance group Hamas, also described Hezbollah's attack as "a legitimate response to Israel's crimes".
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