The Lebanese Shia group Hezbollah today claimed responsibility for seven new attacks against northern Israel, five of them with missiles, within the framework of the intense crossfire that the parties have been continuously exchanging across their border for more than five weeks.
The terrorist movement explained in a series of statements that its fighters attacked a total of five military positions belonging to the Jewish State this afternoon, as well as a vehicle and a “congregation of infantry forces of the Israeli occupation Army.”
According to the notes issued by the formation, at least five of those actions were throws of missiles, while the remaining two were carried out with “appropriate weapons” without Hezbollah clarifying what type.
Furthermore, the first six attacks of the day, carried out between 2:00 p.m. (12:00 GMT) and 4:20 p.m. (2:20 p.m. GMT), were launched in batches of two with only ten minutes difference between them.
Once again, two of Wednesday’s targets were located in areas disputed by Lebanon: Honin Village and Chebaa Farmsin an apparent attempt to highlight that its operations are part of the defense of Lebanese territory in addition to the war in Gaza.
For its part, the Israeli Army announced this Wednesday that its troops They responded with artillery to rocket fire from Lebanon against their territory.
“Several projectiles were launched from Lebanon against Israeli territory,” reported a c, who specified that no injuries were reported.
In response, the Army added in a statement, its troops attacked the site where the shots originated with artillery.
“In addition, Israel Defense Forces tanks attacked a Hezbollah observation post in Lebanon,” added a military statement.
In response to yesterday’s shooting, Israeli troops attacked multiple targets in Lebanon, including the Shiite group’s infrastructure.
After the episodes of this Tuesday, the head of the UN peacekeeping mission in Lebanon (UNIFIL), Aroldo Lázaro, expressed his “deep concern” about the situation in the border regions during meetings with the Lebanese prime minister, Najib Mikatiand the president of Parliament, Nabih Berri.
“Right now, UNIFIL’s priorities are to avoid an escalation, safeguard the lives of civilians, and guarantee the protection and safety of the blue helmets who are trying to comply with it,” said the Spanish high command in a statement after finishing their meetings in Beirut.
Armed clashes between Israel and Palestinian militias in Lebanon and Hezbollah They occur daily since October 8, a day after the start of the war between the Israeli Army and Hamas in Gaza, which has led to an escalation of tension throughout the region.
The escalation on the Israeli-Lebanese border is the most serious since the more than month-long war between the Israeli Army and Hezbollah in 2006.
Since the beginning of hostilities in the area, at least 103 deaths have been recorded: 10 in Israel – 7 soldiers and 3 civilians – and at least 93 in Lebanon, including 72 members of Hezbollah, 8 members of Palestinian militias and 13 civilians. -among them a cameraman from the Reuters agency and three children-.
(With information from EFE)