Abu Rahal, 55, a reporter for the Lebanese daily Al-Akhbar, was killed during a border
clash between Israeli and Lebanese military forces near the southern town of
He was struck by an Israeli shell after a skirmish broke out
shortly after noon, news reports said. The fighting was apparently triggered by
an Israeli tree-cutting operation along the border, according to news reports.
Lebanese authorities claimed Israeli forces crossed the border during the
operation, an assertion
Abu Rahal had covered southern
The fighting was the deadliest along the border since the 2006 conflict, according to news reports. Three Lebanese soldiers and one Israeli officer were killed in the clash, according to the BBC.