- Hezbollah and Israel Exchange Fire on Lebanese Border After Days of Tension
by MEE and agencies, https://www.middleeasteye.net/
Israel responds to attacks with heavy shelling in south Lebanon and denies Shia movement’s claims of Israeli casualties
Tensions continued to escalate on Sunday after Israel and Hezbollah exchanged fire on the Lebanese border for the first time in years. Israel pummelled areas of South Lebanon with hundreds of artillery shells on Sunday in response to a Hezbollah attack, sparking fears of a potential escalation.
A Hezbollah rocket attack on northern Israel hit a military vehicle on Sunday, with Israel saying it had suffered no casualties from the raid. The Iranian backed group said it launched its attack after reported Israeli drone incursions and cross border fire. Hezbollah claimed in a statement it had “destroyed a military vehicle on the road to the Avivim barracks [in northern Israel], killing and wounding those inside”.
Israel’s military confirmed anti-tank rockets had been fired at its positions but said it had suffered no casualties. “A number of anti-tank missiles were fired from Lebanon towards an [Israeli military] base and military vehicles,” an Israeli army statement said. “A number of hits have been confirmed. [Israel’s military] is responding with fire towards the sources of fire and targets in southern Lebanon.”
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