August 3, 2010
U.N. peacekeepers in Lebanon urged “maximum restraint” after an exchange of fire between the Lebanese and Israeli armies along the Blue Line in the area of al-Udaysah village, Reuters reported Aug. 3, citing a U.N. spokesman. U.N. Interim Force in Lebanon Deputy Commander Santi Bonfanti is in contact with the Israelis and Lebanese, the spokesman said. Israeli troops fired four shells from tanks, with the Lebanese responding with two shells and fire rounds, according to Al-Alam TV. According to unnamed Lebanese security sources, an Israeli tank targeted a Lebanese army position, slightly injuring a Lebanese soldier. In another report, Al-Arabiya said two Lebanese were injured.