Blurry Hezbollah Video Claims to Show 1999 Bomb Attack on Israeli General

General Antoine Lahad commander of the Israeli-backed South Lebanese Army, pays his respects Tuesday, March 2, 1999, during the funeral ceremony for Brig. General Erez Gerstein at Kibbutz Reshafim in northern Israel. In the past week, the Shiite Muslim guerrilla group Hezbollah has killed seven Israelis, including Gerstein, in southern …
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The Times of Israel reports: The Hezbollah-affiliated television network station Al-Manar on Wednesday broadcast footage of what it claimed was a roadside bomb attack in which an Israeli brigadier general, two Arab-Israeli soldiers and a radio reporter were killed 19 years ago.

There was no independent confirmation that the video, with its blurred images of the aftermath of an explosion, was authentic.

Brig. Gen. Erez Gerstein — then head of the IDF’s Lebanon liaison unit, effectively the top Israeli military official in Lebanon — Imad Abu-Rish, Omar El-Kabetz and Kol Israel radio reporter Ilan Roeh died on February 28, 1999 when the armored vehicle in which they were traveling in an Israeli-controlled area of south Lebanon was blown up.

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