Hezbollah fires at Israel

27 October 2003
Suspected Hezbollah militants on 27 October fired numerous rockets and artillery rounds at two Israeli Defence Force (IDF) positions in the Har Dov area, which is in the disputed Shebaa farms region near the border between Lebanon and Israel. The militants also fired an anti-tank missile at an IDF post in the area, the first attack of its type since April 2002, reported local daily Haaretz. Israel responded by launching two air raids against the assailants.

In a separate development in the Occupied Territories, Palestinian Prime Minister Ahmed Qurei (Abu Ala) said that he had proposed meeting members of Palestinian group Hamas in order to negotiate a ceasefire with Israel. Hamas spokesman Ismail Haniya said that Qurei's office had contacted them. 'There is no reason not to meet [with Qurei], and preparations are already being made,' he said on 27 October.

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