At least three people have died in southern Lebanon as a result of shelling by the Israel Defense Forces (IDF), after the Lebanese group Hezbollah carried out its first attack this Friday after the end of the truce in the Gaza Strip this past morning.
In the IDF bombing, a home in the town of Houla was affected, where, according to the network Al Manarlinked to Hezbollah, a mother and her son have died.
Earlier, the Lebanese terrorist group Hezbollah had carried out its first attack after the breakdown of the truce.
The IDF confirmed that They attacked a terrorist cell which was operating in Lebanon adjacent to the area of Zar’it: “Several boats were identified crossing from Lebanon towards IDF posts in the area of Rosh HaNikra and Margaliot, as well as towards the city of Kiryat Shmona. The IDF Air Defense Joint successfully intercepted two launches in the Kiryat Shmona area. “The IDF artillery reached the focus of the fire.”
Thus, after several days of calm, due to the truce agreed on November 24 between Israel and the Islamic Resistance Movement (Hamas), which concluded during the early hours of today due to the lack of agreement for a new extension, tension has returned to the border between Lebanon and Israel.
Hezbollah has declared in a statement that it had attacked a group of Israeli soldiers, according to the newspaper L’Orient le Jour.
Thus, the Israeli Army has indicated in a message on its website that “after an alert in the north of the country, air defense systems have intercepted a suspicious aerial target that entered Israeli territory from Lebanon.”
Previously, they had jumped anti-aircraft alarms in several areas of the north of the countrynear the border with Lebanon.
Hezbollah stated last week that it would join the truce between Israel and Hamas as long as the Israeli Army did not attack Lebanon, after which several days of calm were recorded in the area.
The group, supported by the Iranian authorities, was immersed in combat with the Israeli Army following the aforementioned attacks carried out by Hamas, in what it describes as operations in support of Palestinian armed groups. The Israeli Army launched an offensive against the Palestinian enclave after the attacks carried out on October 7 by Hamas, which left some 1,200 dead and nearly 240 kidnapped.
The Gazan authorities, controlled by the Islamist group, have put the death toll at nearly 15,000 Palestinians, to which another 230 have been added at the hands of the Israeli Army and attacks by settlers in the West Bank and East Jerusalem.
(With information from AFP and EP)