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Israeli strike kills 33 farm workers in Lebanon

At least 33 farm workers, including many Kurds Syrians killed in IAF strike on trucks near Lebanon-Syria border

Security sources in Lebanon said at least 33 farm workers, including many Kurds and Syrians, were killed on Friday when Israeli aircraft bombarded trucks being loaded with fruits at a farm on Lebanon's border with Syria.


They said the farm was near the village of Qaa in the northern tip of the eastern Bekaa Valley. Aircraft fired at least three rockets at the trucks which were being loaded with peaches and plums.


The dead and about 15 wounded were being evacuated to hospitals in Syria, they said.


The IAF has been targeting trucks in the area since the onset of the fighting in Lebanon for fear that the Syrians are attempting to smuggle arms designated for Hizbullah use.


Despite Hizbullah leader Hassan Nasrallah’s recent threat to attack Tel Aviv if Beirut is bombed, Israeli fighter jets bombed overnight nine Hizbullah targets in the capital’s Dahiya district, killing at least three people. The attack came after the IDF dropped leaflets urging residents to evacuate the area.


Bridge destroyed


IDF sources confirmed the attack, saying fighter jets targeted Hizbullah buildings, the home of a senior Hizbullah member and a Hamas office.


Lebanese officials said two people were wounded early Friday when Israeli fighter jets hit a civilian car and a van on the coastal road in the port city of Jounieh in the Christian heartland, 20 kilometers north of Beirut, the


A bridge in the Maameltein area near Jounieh was destroyed.


A Lebanese soldier was killed in another strike on an army post south of Beirut, a Lebanese official said.


The air force also targeted a bridge linking Beirut to southern Lebanon and targets in the vicinity of the Beirut International Airport.


פרסום ראשון: 08.04.06, 16:17
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