Egypt’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Sameh Shoukry, addressed the latest updates on the Lebanese-Israeli borders in a phone conversation with Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Al-Hariri.
Shoukry stressed Egypt’s keenness for restoring stability in Lebanon and said that Egypt spares no efforts to achieve that through talks with all concerned parties. Egypt’s efforts aim to contain the recent tension and prevent the deterioration of the security situation, according to a statement from the foreign ministry spokesperson, Ahmed Hafez.
Meanwhile, calm was restored to the border area between Lebanon and Israel on Monday, after a cross-border exchange of fire between the Lebanese armed group Hezbollah and Israeli forces.
On Sunday, an Israeli drone violated Lebanon’s airspace and shot down incendiary materials, setting fire to a forested border area.
The Israeli army said on Sunday that an anti-tank missile had been fired from Lebanon toward the Israeli border village of Avivim. “The Israel Defence Forces is responding with fire towards the sources of fire and targets in southern Lebanon,” the Israeli army said in a statement.
Hezbollah announced that it had destroyed an Israeli army vehicle and killed and wounded those who were inside it.
Israeli aircraft frequently violate Lebanese airspace, but the army rarely targets them as the Lebanese army has no air-defence systems. Beirut has repeatedly complained to the United Nations about Israel for violating its airspace.