Ayta ash Shab

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Ayta ash Shab
عيتا الشعب
City
Map showing the location of Ayta ash Shab within Lebanon
Map showing the location of Ayta ash Shab within Lebanon
Ayta ash Shab
Location within Lebanon
Coordinates: 33°05′50″N 35°20′04″E / 33.09722°N 35.33444°E / 33.09722; 35.33444Coordinates: 33°05′50″N 35°20′04″E / 33.09722°N 35.33444°E / 33.09722; 35.33444
Country  Lebanon
Governorate Nabatieh Governorate
District Bint Jbeil District
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Dialing code +961

Ayta ash Shab (Arabic: عيتا الشعب‎; also transliterated Ayta al-Sha'b, Ayta a-Shaab, Ayta ash-Shab or Ayta ash Sha'b') is a small village located in southern Lebanon, about 1 km northeast of the Israeli border.

On July 12, 2006, Hezbollah initiated a cross-border attack on an Israeli routine patrol, which took place on the Israeli side of the Israel-Lebanon border near Ayta ash Shab, between the villages of Zar'it and Shtula (Shetula). The raid resulted in the capture of two and killing of three Israeli soldiers and triggered the 2006 Lebanon War. During the month long conflict 85% of Ayta ash Shab's homes were destroyed, and heavy ground fighting ensued between Israeli forces and Hezbollah guerillas.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Rosen, Nir (2007-01-01). "The Mayor, the Martyr, and the Pomegranate Trees". Mother Jones. Retrieved 2007-04-20.