Tell me James Boy, how is hedge clipping a provocation? They were operating within Israeli territory and were ambushed by Lebanese snipers. Probably Hezbollah snipers since they are part of the government now and infiltrating the army. The provocation is solely on the backs of the Lebanese. They will be lucky to walk away from this with just a bloody lip from having been tactically outgunned by the Israeli soldiers responding to the ambush.
10 arrested at Israeli Arab protest in Ramle (Haaretz)
from the article: Israeli officer killed in clash on Israel-Lebanon border