BEIRUT/OCCUPIED JERUSALEM: 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.

More Israeli hostages expected to be freed after Gaza truce extended

Weeks of cross-border shelling between Israel and the Lebanese 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.


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