Israel says its latest attacks on the Lebanese border are about pushing back Hezbollah

Israel points out that the latest attacks on the Lebanese border try to make Hezbollah retreat (Europa Press/Contact/Ayal Margolin/JINI) (Europa Press/Contact/Ayal Margo/)

The Israel Defense Forces (FDI) have recognized this Friday that the latest operations carried out on the border with Lebanon They have the objective of making the Shiite party-militia Hezbollah turn back and move away from the Israeli border.

“In the last two days we completed a series of widespread attacks with fighter jets, tanks and artillery against Hezbollah targets,” the IDF spokesman detailed. Daniel Hagariinforms The Times of Israel.

According to Hagari, thanks to these attacks, Israel has managed to hit targets throughout the territory, including missile launch zones, military complexes and infrastructure used by the militants of the Hezbollah organization.

“In addition, we attacked terrorist cells and killed terrorists on the ground and in buildings (…) We continued to carry out intense attacks and damage Hezbollah’s deployment, which was close to the northern border,” he said.

Thus, Hagari has stressed that the Israeli response to the threat posed by Hezbollah has meant that the Lebanese militia “does not look the same” as it did at the beginning of October, when hostilities broke out in the region.

The Islamic Resistance Movement (Hamas) launched an offensive against Israel on October 7, killing 1,200 people and taking others hostage 240. The IDF responded with a military campaign that has already claimed the lives of more than 21,500 Palestinians in the Gaza Strip.

Hezbollah, for its part, has taken advantage of the opportunity to, under the pretext to support the Palestinian population, victim of constant Israeli attacks, to attack the northern territory of Israel, thus opening a new front of hostilities.

Earlier, fighter jets of the IDF They attacked Hezbollah sites in the Hamoul area, in the south of Lebanonin response to the attacks carried out today on the border.

The targets included rocket launching positions, a military site and other infrastructure used by the terrorist group.

The IDF said it also attacked an anti-tank missile squadron in the village of Aitaroun, southern Lebanon, and a launcher used to fire missiles at Israel from the village of Yaroun.

In the last hours they were shot several rockets against northern Israel, three of whom crossed the border. IDF responds with attacks on launch sites.

On the other hand, Israel’s opposition leader and member of the emergency government, Benny Gantzreiterated on Wednesday his warning against Hezbollah and assured that The Army will not hesitate to act if the situation on the northern border worsens.

Tel Aviv repels dozens of missiles coming from Beirut every day and, in an attempt to avoid a regional escalation of the conflict, urged the Lebanese Executive to negotiate a diplomatic agreement that would end the hostilities. However, Israel has not received a positive response so far, so it remains alert on this front, prepared for any scenario.

(With information from EP)