August 3, 2010—Assaf
Abu Rahal, a reporter for the Lebanese daily Al-Akhbar, was killed today
during a border clash between Israeli and Lebanese military forces near the
southern town of Al-Adaysseh, according to news reports.
Rahal, left, 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 Israel disputed.