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Israel-Hezbollah clashes: Latest developments

Hezbollah on Saturday said it fired two heavy-caliber Burkan rockets at a gathering of Israeli troops on the Cobra Hill in northern Israel, achieving a “direct hit.”

It later said that it targeted a group of Israeli soldiers in the vicinity of the Dhayra military post, also achieving a "direct hit."

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Health ministry condemns Israeli strike that killed 2 medics in Blida

The health ministry condemned Friday the "direct" attack on a civilian health center, after two paramedics affiliated with Hezbollah and one of the group's fighters were killed in an Israeli strike on the southern border town of Blida.

The ministry called on the international community to hold Israel to account for its "dangerous violations".

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Israeli FM warns UN Security Council that if it doesn’t act against Hezbollah, Israel will

Israeli Foreign Minister Israel Katz has sent a letter to the United Nations Security Council regarding the situation on Israel’s shared border with Lebanon in which he decried that Iran has been transferring weapons to Hezbollah in violation of Resolution 1701, Israel’s Channel 12 has reported.

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Mikati calls off Cabinet session as retirees protest salaries

A cabinet session was called off Friday after retired members of the armed forces blocked the entrances leading to the Grand Serail in downtown Beirut.

The retirees gathered at Beirut's Riad al-Solh Square to protest their low salaries, demanding their salaries be discussed in the session.

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Kiryat Shmona a ghost town as specter of war looms

Kiryat Shmona, in the hills of Israel's far north, is virtually empty, with few shops open and mostly military traffic on the roads to and from bases up the valley near the Lebanese border.

On the streets, cats seem to outnumber pedestrians but down a deserted lane a handful of call center workers at a telecoms firm are gathered at the open windows of their office kitchen.

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Report: French-Qatari summit to discuss situation in south, army support

French President Emmanuel Macron and Qatari Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad will hold a summit on February 27, media reports said.

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Syria complains to Lebanon over British-built border towers

After “years of monitoring the U.S. and British activities on the Lebanese-Syrian border,” the Syrian government has decided to send an official letter to the Lebanese government regarding “the towers that are spread along the border, from the mouth of the Grand River in the north to beyond the Rashaya region in the Bekaa,” al-Akhbar newspaper reported on Friday.

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Netanyahu sends 'message' to Hezbollah

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met with soldiers of the Israeli army’s Alpinist Unit and the 188th Armored Brigade on Mount Hermon on Thursday, where he discussed Israel’s goals on its norther front.

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Hezbollah attacks Israeli regional council after 3 killed in Blida

Hezbollah attacked Friday with two suicide drones the headquarters of the Upper Galilee Regional Council in Kiryat Shmona, in response to an overnight strike that killed a Hezbollah fighter and two paramedics.

Hezbollah had earlier announced the death of one of its fighters and two affiliated paramedics in a drone strike on the Hezbollah-affiliated Islamic Health Committee in the southern border town of Blida overnight.

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Israeli strike on Kfar Rumman kills 2 Hezbollah fighters including commander

At least two Hezbollah fighters were killed and three others wounded in an Israeli drone strike on a residential building in south Lebanon on Thursday, a security source said.

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