The media relations department of Lebanese political and militant group Hezbollah has released photos showing what appear to be Israeli troops operating in the border area between Israel and Lebanon, Al-Masdar news has reported.
The photos, released Sunday afternoon, are said to show IDF troops operating near Meiss Ej Jabal village, situated along Lebanon's southeastern border with Israel.
The IDF has not commented on the authenticity of the images.
Hezbollah-affiliated al-Manar TV station correspondent Ali Shoaib snapped images from the area, and published video footage of Israeli troops interacting with UN forces.
انتشار متبادل بين الجيش اللبناني وقوات الإحتلال الإسرائيلي على طرفي الحدود في منطقة كروم الشراقي في بلدة "ميس الجبل" على خلفية محاولات العدو وضع علامات عند الخط الأزرق ومنع الجيش اللبناني لذلك بسبب عدم وجود فريق طوبغرافي للتحقق#قناة_المنار pic.twitter.com/PwWlex7fOX— علي شعيب 🇱🇧 (@ali_shoeib1) 9 декабря 2018 г.
أجواء حدود ميس الجبل صباح اليوم https://t.co/5q0PXzyRWk— علي شعيب 🇱🇧 (@ali_shoeib1) 9 декабря 2018 г.
Israel began Operation Northern Shield last Tuesday. The UN force confirmed the existence of one tunnel running from Lebanese territory into Israel. Beirut has called on Tel Aviv to provide detailed, hard proof about the alleged tunnel network, with a source telling Lebanese media that the tunnel which was found was "old and deserted."
Israel and Lebanon last clashed in 2006, with Israeli forces invading the country after Hezbollah kidnapped two Israeli soldiers in a cross-border raid. The conflict, which lasted 34 days and claimed the lives of over 1,300 people, was halted by a UN-brokered ceasefire. Lebanese-Israeli relations have been poor for decades, but tensions have been exacerbated recently amid Israeli suspicions that Hezbollah was being used by Iran as a proxy to wage war on Israel.