29,000 Lebanese displaced due to clashes near Israeli border

As a result of clashes between Hezbollah and Israel, around 29,000 Lebanese citizens have been displaced, according to Middle East Monitor, October 28. 

Although Israel has constantly oppressed Palestinians for over seven decades, tensions in the region increased on October 7 when Palestinian militant group Hamas attacked southern Israel from Gaza. 

Since early October, Israel has killed over 8,000 Palestinians in the densely populated Gaza Strip as well as denying them food, water, electricity and medicine supplies in what is seen as a clear violation of international law. 

The UN International Organisation for Migration (IOM) reported on October 27 that 28,965 Lebanese people have had to flee their homes near the border with Israel, many of whom have relocated in safe areas. 

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Amidst the clashes at the border since the beginning of the month, 49 have been killed, 46 members of the Lebanese Shia militant group Hezbollah and three from the Israel Defence Forces (IDF). 

Recently, Israel’s President Isaac Herzog said that the country was not seeking confrontation with Hezbollah instead turning their attention to the Iran-backed Palestinian militant group. 

During a meeting with the French President on October 24 in Jerusalem, Herzog stated that, “I want to make clear, we are not looking for a confrontation on our northern border or with anyone else but if Hezbollah drags us into a war, it should be clear that Lebanon will pay the price,”. 

Lebanon is preparing for a second war with Israel as Germany and Canada’s foreign ministers have recently warned their citizens not to travel to the region. 

Middle East Monitor 

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