The leader of the Shi’ite group, Hassan Nasrallah, relayed a message through other countries asking to end the hostilities, the senior security source said. „We received pleas from Lebanon through third-party countries, pleading with us not to respond“ to the fire, said the source. Other political and military sources named the mediators as France, Egypt and the United States.
Shortly after 4 p.m. local time (9 a.m. ET) Sunday, the IDF says a Hezbollah squad fired anti-tank missiles at an Israeli battalion headquarters near the village of Avivim, hitting a building and a military ambulance but causing no casualties.
The IDF says it responded with around 100 artillery shells and „very limited“ helicopter fire, targeting the area from where the missiles were fired, as well as other military sites.
Hezbollah Sunday announced the destruction of an Israeli military vehicle resulting in deaths and injuries, which led Prime Minister Saad Hariri to call U.S. and French officials for help in containing the situation.