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Lebanese media reports Israeli shell hit south Lebanon

BEIRUT/JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Lebanese media reported that an Israeli shell struck the outskirts of a town in south Lebanon on Tuesday, hours after a temporary truce between the Palestinian group Hamas and Israel was extended for two days.

A spokesperson for the Israeli army said it was “currently not aware of such an incident”.

Lebanon’s state-owned National News Agency and the Lebanese broadcaster al-Jadeed reported an Israeli shell had struck the outskirts of the town of Aita al-Shaab on Tuesday morning. Both outlets cited their correspondents as the source.

Weeks of cross-border shelling between Israel and the Lebanese armed group Hezbollah came to a halt on Friday when the Palestinian group Hamas – a Hezbollah ally – and Israel agreed the temporary truce in their conflict which erupted on Oct. 7.

A spokesperson for the U.N. peacekeeping force in Lebanon UNIFIL said it was looking into the reports.

(Reporting by Maya Gebeily in Beirut, Jana Choukeir in Dubai and Dan Williams in Jerusalem; Writing by Maya Gebeily; Editing by Alison Williams, William Maclean)

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