Hezbollah repeatedly attacks Israel in response to Hanin strike


Hezbollah said it fired fresh barrages of rockets across the border on Wednesday after an Israeli strike killed two civilians.

The Israeli army meanwhile said it struck 40 Hezbollah targets in south Lebanon as Israeli warplanes carried out 14 airstrikes on the outskirts of Aita al-Shaab and Ramia.

"A short while ago, IDF fighter jets and artillery struck approximately 40 Hezbollah terror targets" around Aita al-Shaab in southern Lebanon, including storage facilities and weaponry, the army said in a statement.

Hezbollah had already fired rockets at northern Israel late on Tuesday "in response" to the deaths of the two civilians, a woman and her niece, in south Lebanon.

The group has exchanged near-daily fire with the Israeli army since the start of the war on Gaza and has stepped up its rocket fire on Israeli military bases in recent days.

Hezbollah fighters fired "dozens of Katyusha rockets" at Shomera and targeted soldiers in Avivim and Netu'a in northern Israel "as part of the response to the Israeli enemy's attacks on... civilian homes, especially in Hanin " the group said in a statement.

On Tuesday, rescue teams said an Israeli strike on a house in the southern village of Hanin killed a woman in her fifties and a girl from the same family.

Hezbollah also targeted Wednesday the al-Raheb post in northern Israel as Israeli artillery and tanks shelled the outskirts of Ramia, Beit Leef and Alma al-Shaab in south Lebanon.

Israeli warplanes had struck overnight the southern towns of Houla and Rab Tlatine.

Since October 7, at least 380 people have been killed in Lebanon, mostly Hezbollah fighters but also 72 civilians, according to an AFP tally.

Israel says 11 soldiers and eight civilians have been killed on its side of the border.

Comments 1
Missing un520 24 April 2024, 12:30

The last time I checked, Shomera was within Israels internationally recognized borders. Perhaps Naharnet has some new information about this. Anyway, I am not saying this because I support Israel, but simply because if we start opening cans of worms, Lebanon will cursed with wars forever. People in general just want to live in peace and to prosper. We Lebanese have all the abilities to make a good life for ourselves and our children. Do we need more meaningless wars?