Saturday, July 22, 2006
ON THE ISRAEL-LEBANON border Israeli tanks, bulldozers and personnel carriers knocked down a border fence and entered southern Lebanon on Saturday.
The vehicles carrying about 25 soldiers raced past a U.N. outpost and headed into a village which other Israeli soldiers already had occupied earlier in the day. Artillery based inside Israel was firing into the area.
Hundreds of Israeli troops were in the border area, engaging Hezbollah militants by land, sea and air as part of the country’s limited ground campaign.