BEIRUT, Nov 21 (Reuters) – An Israeli strike killed two journalists working for a Lebanese TV channel and a third person near the border with Israel on Tuesday, Lebanese state media and the channel, Al Mayadeen, said.
Al Mayadeen said the strike, near the town of Tir Harfa, about a mile from the Israeli frontier, had deliberately targeted the TV crew because the channel was known to be pro-Palestinian and pro-Iran’s regional military alliance.
Lebanese Prime Minister Najib Mikati also blamed Israel, saying in a statement that the strike was an Israeli attempt to silence the media.
Israel’s military did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
A second Israeli strike on a car about seven miles from the border and near the southern Lebanese city of Tyre killed four people later in the day, the state news agency reported. It did not give details.
Fighting between Israel and Iran-backed Lebanese group Hezbollah broke out along the border after Hezbollah’s Palestinian ally Hamas launched an attack on Israel on Oct. 7.
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