Israeli soldiers take position in the Israeli town of Metulla, as seen from the border village of Kfar Kila, south Lebanon October 26, 2016. REUTERS/Aziz Taher
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Conflicting reports emerged over an incident Wednesday in which an Israeli soldier was wounded by gunfire that Israel claims originated in Lebanon. UNIFIL spokesperson Andrea Tenenti told The Daily Star that the mission "received information from Israeli forces that a soldier was wounded south of the Blue Line with armed fire originating from the vicinity of Kfar Kila [village] on the Lebanese side". He said that the Israelis notified the peacekeeping force that its forces returned fire.A 34-day conflict in 2006 led to the deaths of 1,200 people in Lebanon, mainly civilians, and 160 Israelis, mostly soldiers.It began when Israel retaliated for a cross-border raid in which Hezbollah captured two Israeli soldiers and killed three, and quickly spiraled into a fully fledged war.
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