Israel-Hezbollah border clashes: Latest developments


Israeli artillery shelled overnight al-Mahmoudiyeh in the Jezzine district, as civil defense members and firefighters worked to contain fires caused by Israeli strikes on Maroun al-Ras, Hanine, Aita al-Shaab, Shaqra and Rmeish.

Hezbollah announced Tuesday the death of one of its members from Shaqra "on the road to Jerusalem," and released later in the day a video dubbed al-Hodhod 2 showing footage captured by the group’s drones over the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights.

Hezbollah had previously alarmed Israel by releasing a 10-minute video showing sensitive military and economic sites in northern Israel and its strategic city of Haifa -- a city far from the Israel-Lebanon border. That video was dubbed al-Hodhod 1.

The group targeted Tuesday the al-Marj post and surveillance equipment in the Hadb Yarine post in northern Israel, while an Israeli drone struck Aita al-Shaab and warplanes raided Rab Tlatine in south Lebanon, wounding three people.

Since the war in Gaza began, Hezbollah and Israel have exchanged near-daily fire over Lebanon's border, triggering global alarm about the potential for all-out war as fighting escalates.

Hezbollah launched Saturday its "largest" air operation, sending explosive drones at a mountaintop Israeli military intelligence base in the annexed Golan Heights.

The cross-border violence has killed at least 497 people in Lebanon, mostly fighters but also including 95 civilians, according to an AFP tally.

On the Israeli side, at least 16 soldiers and 11 civilians have been killed, according to the authorities.

Tens of thousands of residents have been displaced from the border areas in both southern Lebanon and northern Israel.

Comments 1
Missing phillipo 09 July 2024, 15:23

The heading to this article "Israel-Hizballah border" seems to indicate that you have recognised Hizballah as a separate country from Lebanon.