BEIRUT, Feb. 14 (Xinhua) -- The Israeli army on Friday fired several smoke bombs on the axis of the border town of Mays al Jabal in the eastern sector of southern Lebanon north of the "Blue Line."
Witnesses from the border area told Xinhua that an Israeli foot patrol protected by three armored vehicles threw smoke bombs toward the town of Mays al-Jabal while carrying out combing activities along the border fence.
Sources said that smoke bombs coincided with a violation of Lebanon's airspace by Israeli plane hovering over the "Blue Line" on this axis at medium altitude.
Tensions increased between the Lebanese and Israeli armies in the wake of this incident, while a patrol of the UN Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) operating in southern Lebanon explored the area.
The Lebanese army fired on Wednesday evening at an Israeli drone violating Lebanon's airspace above Meiss Ej Jabal in Marjeyoun.