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Israeli airstrikes and shells target several southern towns

Israeli warplanes on Sunday carried out a strike on the Abou al-Laban neighborhood in the southern border town of Aita al-Shaab, the National News Agency said.

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Beirut judge charges Nissan employees for 'stealing' Ghosn documents

A Lebanese judge has charged four Nissan employees with the theft of documents and devices from the Beirut home and office of the company's former boss Carlos Ghosn, a judicial source said Saturday.

A lawyer for the company told AFP the legal action was "unlawful" and that the company would seek to have the charges thrown out.

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Hochstein says US quietly working to resolve Lebanon-Israel conflict

U.S. mediator Amos Hochstein has said that the US is working in a quiet manner to figure out how to end the cross-border conflict between Lebanon’s Hezbollah and Israel, which has seen the most intense escalation of fighting between the two in nearly two decades.

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Nasrallah says Israel to 'pay in blood' for killing of Lebanese women and children

Hezbollah chief Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah on Friday vowed that Israel will “pay in blood” for the killing of civilians in south Lebanon, as he responded to Israeli Defense Minister Yoav Gallant’s threats to strike deep in Lebanon.

“The enemy will pay in blood for the killing of our women and children in Nabatiyeh, Sawwaneh and elsewhere,” Nasrallah said in a televised speech marking Hezbollah’s ‘Martyr Leaders Day’.

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Israeli FM says world should pressure Hezbollah to withdraw from south

Israel's foreign minister Israel Katz called on the world Friday to pressure on Hezbollah to withdraw from South Lebanon.

"The world must pressure Iran and Hezbollah to withdraw from South Lebanon and implement U.N. resolution 1701," Katz said at a Security Conference in Munich.

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In Israel's northern hills, all eyes look to Lebanon

On a clear day, the view south from Safed, high in the mountains of northern Israel, stretches uninterrupted across orange groves and orchards to the Sea of Galilee.

But all eyes in the historic city have been trained more recently on the jagged hills just a few kilometers away to the north -- and the border with Lebanon.

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In Munich, Mikati decries Israel's 'crime against humanity'

Caretaker Prime Minister Najib Mikati on Friday reiterated that Lebanon “will remain committed to all U.N. resolutions,” stressing that Israel should “implement these resolutions, halt its aggression against the South and violations of Lebanese sovereignty, and withdraw from all occupied Lebanese territories.”

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Maariv poll: 71% of Israelis in favor of operation against Lebanon

A poll published by right-wing Israeli newspaper Maariv has showed that 71% of Israelis believe that Israel should launch a large-scale military operation against Lebanon.

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Geagea slams Hezbollah for 'exposing Lebanon to death and destruction'

Lebanese Forces leader Samir Geagea accused Hezbollah of exposing Lebanon and the Lebanese to destruction and death by launching attacks on northern Israel in support of Gaza.

"How did Hezbollah help Palestinians in Gaza," Geagea asked in a meeting Friday with the Russian Ambassador to Beirut, adding that the situation in Gaza can't get any worse.

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Mikati to meet with Hochstein in Munich

Caretaker Prime Minister Najib Mikati will meet with U.S. mediator Amos Hochstein on the sidelines of the Munich Security Conference, al-Jadeed television reported.

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