State media reported that an Israeli strike murdered a Lebanese local official

According to the state-run National News Agency, an Israeli bombardment on Monday resulted in the death of a local official in south Lebanon. The cross-border exchanges of fire were primarily between the Israeli army and Hezbollah.

According to a report by a Lebanese news agency, Hussein Mansour, an 80-year-old local official from Taybeh near the frontier, perished “during an Israeli enemy assault” on the village.

“The shell that targeted Mansour’s residence did not explode,” the NNA reported, adding that eight others were present on a balcony with the local official at the time of his death.

Fire has intensified along the border between Israel and Lebanon since the Israel-Hamas conflict began on October 7. The exchanges have primarily involved the Israeli army and the Shiite Muslim organization Hezbollah and have sparked concerns regarding the potential for a more extensive inferno.

Since October, the Lebanese side has lost over 120 lives, 16 of whom were civilians and the majority of whom were Hezbollah combatants, according to an AFP tally.

There have been reports of the deaths of six Israeli soldiers and four Israeli civilians in the north of the country.

Hezbollah, an ally of Hamas, claimed accountability for a series of assaults against Israeli troops and positions near the border. At the same time, the NNA documented Israeli shelling and incursions in various regions of south Lebanon on Monday.