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  • Friday, November 3, 2023 at 12:15 PM
    Last Update : Tuesday, November 7, 2023 at 9:44 AM

Lebanese Interior Minister Visits Southern Villages Attacked by Israel

(AWP) - Bassam Mawlawi, the interior minister and municipalities in the Lebanese caretaker cabinet, visited several areas of the south that have been damaged by Israeli shelling raids.

Mawlawi heard a briefing on the mechanism of work of the Lebanese Red Cross and the field developments in the area that has been witnessing escalations between Hezbollah and Israel since October 7.

“The Red Cross crew is helping teams locate the sites that came under attack through the data received by the operations room. It also helps spot the sites of schools, hospitals and health centers to be aware of the evacuation places we can work through and the resources available for use,” said Qassem Shaalan, the director of the Lebanese Red Cross Disaster Management Unit (DMU).

For his part, Mawlawi asserted that all villages of the south are one and the same entity.

“We are here in Tyre to emphasize that all of the south is one and the same entity regardless of the different sects. It would be dead wrong if someone discriminates among the sects of the south. As I have seen in Sidon, Nabatiyeh and now in Tyre, all southern areas are one united entity,” stressed the minister.

The Lebanese al-Manar TV broadcast had said on Thursday that Israeli artillery shelling targeted border villages in southern Lebanon.

The Israeli attacks targeted the outskirts of Ramyeh, Blat and Abo Labn east of Ayta ash Shab, it added.

The Hezbollah-affiliated TV station indicated that the Israeli site of al-Abbad, off the village of Houla, southern Lebanon, was attacked.