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Three civilians killed as Israeli warplanes bomb southern Lebanese village

This picture shows the aftermath of an Israeli airstrike against buildings in the village of Meiss Ej Jabal, southern Lebanon, on May 5, 2024. (Photo by Lebanon’s al-Mayadeen television news channel)

At least three civilians have been killed and five others sustained injuries when Israeli military aircraft carried out an airstrike against a village in southern Lebanon close to the border with the northern flank of the 1948 Israeli-occupied territories.

Lebanon’s al-Mayadeen television news channel reported that the aerial assault targeted Meiss Ej Jabal village on Sunday.

The Meiss Ej Jabal municipality chief, Abdelmoneim Chukair, said the fatalities included a couple and their child, the latest deadly incident in the border region.

Back on March 27, at least seven people were killed when Israeli warplanes bombed an emergency center in southern Lebanon.

Two sources, speaking on condition of anonymity said at the time that the strike targeted the Islamic Group’s emergency and relief center in Lebanon’s southern village of Habbariyeh.

Jamaa Islamiya, a Lebanese group closely linked to the Gaza-based Palestinian resistance movement Hamas, said in a statement that “a number” of people had been killed, and called the strike a “heinous crime.”

An official from the group said “seven rescuers” were killed in the aerial assault.

Israel has been launching air strikes against Lebanon since the beginning of its onslaught against the Gaza Strip in early October.

An Israeli strike knocked down part of a building in the southern Lebanese city of Nabatiyeh on February 14, killing seven members of the same family, including a child, Lebanon’s official National News Agency said. A boy initially reported missing was found alive under the rubble.

In a separate Israeli attack, a woman and her two children were killed in the village of as-Sawana in southern Lebanon.

The Israeli regime launched its devastating hostilities in the Gaza Strip on October 7 after the territory’s Hamas-led Palestinian resistance groups carried out a surprise retaliatory attack, dubbed Operation Al-Aqsa Storm, against the occupying entity.

Israel's raids have resulted in retaliatory strikes from Hezbollah in support of the Palestinian people in the Gaza Strip.

The movement has vowed to keep up its retaliatory operations as long as the Tel Aviv regime continues its onslaught on Gaza. The Israeli campaign in Gaza has killed at least 34,683 people, most of them women and children. Another 78,018 individuals have also been wounded.

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