Israeli airstrikes on Lebanon kill 4 Palestinian militants
An Israeli strike killed Tuesday four Palestinian members of the Hamas militant group in the village of Chaatiyeh near the Mediterranean coast.
The four Palestinians who were in an SUV car on a road between Chaatiyeh and al-Qlayleh near Tyre, were bombed by a drone.
A Palestinian official said they were members of the Qassam Brigades, Hamas' military wing, while other Hamas and Lebanese officials confirmed that the four killed were members of Hamas.
The Israeli military did not immediately comment on the strike.
The Lebanon-Israel border has been witnessing daily exchanges of fire between Hezbollah and Israeli troops. The clashes began a day after Hamas' attack on southern Israel on Oct. 7.
Israel has since carried out a wide-scale military campaign in the Gaza Strip, killing more than 12,700 people.
Hamas has large presences in Lebanon, which is home to tens of thousands of Palestinians, many of them living in the country’s 12 refugee camps.
On Oct. 14, Hamas said three of its fighters were killed along the border and their bodies held by Israel.