Israeli jets, artillery hit south Lebanon; civilian killed

SIDON, Lebanon (AP) — Israeli warplanes and artillery attacked suspected guerrilla bases in southern Lebanon on Thursday, killing a farmer a day after Israel’s government endorsed a U.N. resolution calling on it to withdraw from the border enclave.
Two Israeli jets fired four air-to-surface missiles into the hills near the village of Loueizeh in Iqlim al-Tuffah, a Hezbollah stronghold that faces the Israeli-occupied enclave, Lebanese security officials said.
Shortly afterward, a 33-year-old farmer was killed by shelling from the Israeli-held area as he drove his tractor outside the largely deserted village, said the officials, who spoke on condition of anonymity.
The area is about 10 miles southeast of Sidon, the provincial capital of southern Lebanon.
Late Thursday night, guerrillas and Israelis forces traded mortar and rocket fire, the security officials said.
Several guerrilla mortar shells exploded near an Israeli military post at Houla, 1 mile from the Israeli border and about 31 miles southeast of Sidon. There were no reports of damage or injuries.