Israel lost three men in action to sanitize Ayta a-Chaab Tuesday,

They are: Lieut. Ilan Gabay, 22, from Kiryat Tivon, 1st Sgt. Michael Levin, 21, from Jerusalem and of 1st Sgt. Yehonatan Einhorn, 22, from Moshav Gimzu.
Twenty-five were injured. Ayta a-Chaab is 1.5 km from the Israeli border. Another 5 Israeli soldiers were wounded Tuesday night, Aug. 1, by an exploding mortar shell on the Israel-Lebanese border
Hizballah lost 10 men at Ayta a-Chaab. debkafile‘s military sources report: The paratroopers who entered the village Monday night were caught by a similar ambush tactic to the one which trapped Israel forces in Maroun er Ras at the cost of 5 Israeli lives earlier in the war. The 3 Israeli soldiers were killed Tuesday morning, when a Hizballah unit barricaded in the village school opened up with missiles, RPGs and rockets, covered by snipers. Israel has lost 36 servicemen in the three weeks of the Lebanon war.

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