Tens of thousands of Lebanese refugees are heading back to their homes in the south of the country, despite bombed-out roads and an Israeli ban on movement. Bulldozers scrambled to fill craters and create a makeshift dirt track on which cars and trucks, many laden with furniture, could make their way to Tyre and Nabatiyeh. But so far no one appears to have ventured back to the Israeli-held territory in Southern Lebanon.
It is a similar story in the capital, Beirut. Where once there were houses, there are now hills of rubble. But there is no sign that faith in Hizbollah has been shaken in the Shi’ite heartland of the militant group. Indeed, many expect Hizbollah to rebuild the neighbourhood. Uncertainty over the durability of the ceasefire has led many to sleep outdoors and in local parks. Despite Monday’s truce, a dozen rockets were launched at Israeli army positions overnight, according to a military spokesman.
No one was injured. However, an adult and a child were killed and five others injured when an unexploded device detonated in the village of Ansar near the Israeli border. Six others were injured in a similar incident nearby.