Hezbollah attacked 19 Israeli positions simultaneously along the border a day before a speech by the group’s leader, Hassan Nasrallah. The incursion triggered a retaliatory attack from Israel.
The Iran-backed Lebanese armed group said it targeted military positions along the border simultaneously on Thursday afternoon. Hezbollah attacks Israel with missiles, artillery fire and other weapons.
Israel responded to the Hezbollah attack.
The Israeli military said warplanes and helicopters attacked Hezbollah targets.
Another barrage of rockets injured two people in the Israeli town of Kiryat Shmona, near the Lebanese border, according to Israel’s Magen David Adom emergency medical service.
The Lebanese armed wing of Hamas said it fired a dozen rockets at the city, in response to the occupation’s massacre of the people of Gaza.
The Israel-Lebanon border has seen increasing tit-for-tat exchanges, especially between the Israeli army and Hamas ally Hezbollah, since the war began. The casualties resulting from the Israeli Hamas war have killed more than 9,000 Palestinians in Gaza, as well as more than 1,400 people in Israel. Most of the Israelis killed were in Hamas attacks in southern Israel on October 7, 2023.
Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah will speak on Friday for the first time since the war broke out.
They are worrie that a terrible conflict will occur. Some said they were making no plans after Friday, believing that Nasrallah’s statement would signal a possible escalation of the war.
Hassan Nasrallah’s speech will also be closely watched outside Lebanon. This is because Nasrallah is a leading figure in the informal alliance known as the “Axis of Resistance”, which is led by Iran. This axis is to counter the influence of the United States and Israel.
The coalition includes Iraqi Shiite militias, which have fired on US troops in Syria and Iraq, and the Houthis in Yemen, who have entered the conflict by firing drones at Israel. The speech will be broadcast to coincide with demonstrations called by Hezbollah to honor the fallen fighters.