Israel bombed military structures of the terrorist group Hezbollah in southern Lebanon

File image of an Israeli F-15 fighter taking off during a joint exercise with US forces at Ovda Air Base, Israel. May 16, 2017. REUTERS/Amir Cohen (Amir Cohen/)

Israeli Army fighter jets fired at military structures in the area this Thursday. Shiite terrorist group Hezbollah in southern Lebanon, after the Lebanese militia had launched two drone attacks in northern Israel, amid the worst escalation since 2006 in this border area.

In the morning, “two hostile Hezbollah air targets that crossed from Lebanon into Israeli territory fell next to Kfar Blum,” a kibbutz located in the Upper Galilee, said an Israeli Army spokesperson, assuring that no injuries or damage were reported. .

Shortly after, “fighter jets attacked a series of Hezbollah military objectives in the Tire and Mghayre areas of Lebanon, which included military complexes and sites used by the Air Unit” of the terrorist group.

According to the military spokesman, “one of the sites contained a landing strip and infrastructure used by the organization to direct terrorist attacks against Israeli civilians.”

Israeli soldiers in their tanks at an undisclosed location next to the Israeli border with the Gaza Strip, on January 12, 2024. EFE/EPA/ATEF SAFADI
Israeli soldiers in their tanks at an undisclosed location next to the Israeli border with the Gaza Strip, on January 12, 2024. EFE/EPA/ATEF SAFADI (ATEF SAFADI/)

In a later attack, Israeli fighter jets fired on Hezbollah infrastructure in Kfarkela areaas well as against an observation post in the Blida area of ​​Lebanon.

On the other hand, tanks of the Israel Defense Forces attacked infrastructure of the Shiite group in the area of ​​Tayr Harfa and Ayta ash Shab, while artillery attacked the area of ​​Al Dahira, in southern Lebanon.

For its part, Hezbollah claimed responsibility for the drone attacks against Israeli air defense devices, including anti-missile system platforms. Iron Dome.

According to a statement issued by the armed formation, two of its drones attacked Israeli structures near Kfar Blum around 11:20 local time (09:20 GMT).

This is the third action claimed by Hezbollah so far this Thursday against Israel, with which it has been engaged in intense crossfire on the common border since October 8, a day after the outbreak of the war between the terrorist group Hamas and Israel.

The attacks on Israel’s air defense system come three days after Hezbollah attacked another major target, the Meron Air Surveillance Base.

Since the escalation began, Meron had only been attacked one other time earlier this month in response to the assassination of Hamas number two Saleh al a bombing attributed to Israel on the outskirts of Beirut.

The border between Israel and Lebanon is experiencing its highest peak of tension since the 2006 war with an intense exchange of fire that began three months ago and has claimed the lives of at least 226 people, the majority on the Lebanese side and on the ranks of Hezbollah, which has confirmed some 164 casualties in its ranks, some of them in Syria.

In Israel, 18 people have died on the northern border, 12 soldiers and 6 civilians; while in Lebanon at least 208 people have died, including about 20 members of Palestinian militias, a soldier and 23 civilians – among them three children and three journalists – in addition to the Hezbollah terrorists.

(With information from EFE)