Seven Lebanese and Iranian journalists were caught in a shelling between Lebanon and Israel near Israel's Al-Abbad site in the vicinity of Houla, a southern Lebanese town, during their media coverage.
One person lost his life during the incident while the others were rescued from the area after the Lebanese Armed Forces and the United Nations Interim Forces in Lebanon (UNIFIL) broke the siege and transferred them to a safe place, said UNIFIL Spokesperson Andrea Tenenti.
"UNIFIL urged the Israeli army to cease fire to facilitate the rescue operation... the Israeli army ceased fire, which allowed the Lebanese army to remove the individuals from the area successfully," he pointed out.
Israel-Lebanon border today: Israel is raining white phosphorous over villages and towns in Lebanon. Only Israel can disregard international humanitarian law so brazenly because the West is a party to it. pic.twitter.com/dHGGbANliu
Nevertheless, on Friday morning, Teneti also confirmed that alarm sirens were sounding at the UNIFIL headquarters in Naqoura, southern Lebanon.
"This happens every day... We have not heard any bombing noises in the area. We will keep you updated on the developments," he said, as reported by L'Orient Today.
The situation on the Lebanese-Israeli border escalated after the firing by Hezbollah on Oct. 8 of rockets toward military sites in Shebaa Farms.
This action took place in support of the "Al-Aqsa Flood" operation launched by Hamas on Oct. 7, which prompted the Israeli forces to respond the same day by firing heavy artillery, targeting several areas in southeast Lebanon.