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Missile Attack Kills 2 Israeli Soldiers Near Lebanon, and Hezbollah Claims Responsibility

posted on January 28, 2015

The New York Times’ Isabel Kershner and Anne Barnard report, “Two Israeli soldiers were killed and seven wounded in a missile attack Wednesday on a military convoy in a disputed area along the Lebanese border, Israel said, in the most serious flare-up in the area in years.” The attack is the latest in a series of escalating tensions between Israel and Hezbollah, who claimed responsibility for the missile. Neither side wants war, the authors report. “Yet both sides feel pressure to respond, and what one party considers proportional may be seen by the other as a brazen provocation, creating the risk of inadvertent escalation.”

Read at The New York Times