Hezbollah Strikes Israeli Community with Antitank Missiles, Prompting Israeli Military Response
Written By Shafeek Ahmad, Published On 12-November-2023, 11:55 AM EST.
In a significant escalation of hostilities, Lebanese Hezbollah militants launched antitank missiles at an Israeli community located just over the border. The attack resulted in the severe injury of utility workers, marking a dangerous development in the ongoing conflict in the Middle East.
Israeli officials reported that the attack targeted the rural community of Dovev, where utility workers were repairing lines damaged in a previous assault. The Israel Electric Corp. confirmed the injuries, with reports indicating that six people, including one critically, were wounded in the attack.
Hezbollah claimed responsibility for the strike, stating that it targeted a “logistical force belonging to the occupation army” involved in installing transmission poles and surveillance devices near the Dovev barracks. The group also claimed a separate strike on an Israeli military bulldozer.
In response to the missile attack, the Israeli military swiftly retaliated by launching artillery fire at the origin of the launch. Air raid sirens were heard in northern Israel shortly after the incident, with reports of another antitank missile fired from Lebanon, intensifying concerns about the widening conflict.
Context of Ongoing Clashes
The border clashes between Israeli troops and Hezbollah militants, along with their allies, have been ongoing since the start of the Israel-Hamas war five weeks ago. The conflict began with a bloody incursion into southern Israel by Hezbollah ally Hamas.
While initially contained, the clashes have increased in intensity, particularly as Israel pursues a ground offensive in Gaza against Hamas. This latest incident involving civilian casualties underscores the severity of the situation.
Additional Strikes and UNIFIL’s Statement
The Israeli military reported striking a militant cell in Lebanon earlier on Sunday, which had intentions to open fire toward Israeli territory. Additionally, an overnight drone strike targeted a militant cell attempting to launch antitank missiles near the town of Metula.
In a separate development, the United Nations peacekeeping force in south Lebanon, UNIFIL, reported that one of its peacekeepers had been wounded by gunfire near the Lebanese town of al-Qawza. The circumstances of the shooting remain unclear, and UNIFIL stated that an investigation is underway to determine whether the peacekeepers were targeted or caught in crossfire.
As tensions continue to escalate, the situation in the Middle East remains highly volatile. The international community closely watches developments, emphasizing the need for diplomatic efforts to de-escalate the conflict and prevent further civilian casualties.
(Source – The Israel Times)
Also join our WhatsApp Channels For Latest Updates :- Click Here to Join Our WhatsApp Channel
- Caitlin Clark mirrors ‘Pistol’ Pete Maravich in more ways than one
- Taylor Swift’s father allegedly punched photographer in face after Australian leg of her Eras Tour ended
- Democrats, Republicans Holding Presidential Primaries in Michigan
- Chinese Airlines Can Boost US Flights to 50 Per Week, US Says
- Live updates: Russia’s war in Ukraine