Hezbollah fires a lot of rockets at Israeli positions

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Hezbollah said it has fired “dozens of rockets” at Israeli artillery positions in response to the Israeli military’s strikes in southern Lebanon, in one of its largest assaults since the start of the war on Gaza.
The Iran-aligned armed Lebanese group confirmed in a statement late on Friday that it launched dozens of Katyusha rockets at “enemy artillery positions” in northern Israel and the occupied Golan Heights.
The rockets triggered sirens in multiple communities across Upper Galilee in northern Israel, with air defence missiles engaging the incoming projectiles.
The Israeli military said “40 launches were identified from Lebanese territory, some of which were intercepted.
“No injuries were reported,” the Israeli military said, adding that it had earlier intercepted two explosive-laden drones operated by Hezbollah that had crossed from Lebanon into Israeli territory late on Friday.
The group has said it will stop its attacks on Israel after a ceasefire is reached in Gaza.
Israeli fighter jets targeted a major “military compound” operated by Hezbollah, the air force said on Saturday.
The Israeli military has said it is prepared for an Iranian attack, with Foreign Minister Israel Katz warning Iran that if it uses its own territory to launch attacks, Israel will attack inside Iran as well.


Following Israeli military strikes in southern Lebanon, Hezbollah claimed to have launched “dozens of rockets” at Israeli artillery positions in one of its biggest offensives since the beginning of the Gaza War.

Hundreds of Katyusha rockets were fired at “enemy artillery positions” in northern Israel and the occupied Golan Heights, according to a statement released late on Friday by an armed Lebanese group aligned with Iran.

Several towns in northern Israel’s Upper Galilee heard sirens sound in response to the rockets, and air defense missiles shot down the approaching projectiles.

According to the Israeli military, 40 launches—some of which were intercepted—were detected from Lebanese territory. The remainder fell in wide-open spaces. “.

Reporting from occupied East Jerusalem, Al Jazeera’s Rory Challands stated, “This is a large number of rockets and drones, one of the biggest barrages of the war so far in Gaza.”.

The Israeli military stated, “No injuries were reported,” and added that it had earlier stopped two Hezbollah-operated drones carrying explosives that had entered Israeli territory late on Friday.

Since the beginning of the Gaza war on October 7, there has been almost constant gunfire across the border between Israeli forces and Hezbollah, an ally of the Palestinian organization Hamas. The organization has declared that once a ceasefire in Gaza is achieved, it will cease its attacks on Israel.

The attacks have mostly stayed limited to border regions, but their regularity and severity have sparked concerns about a wider conflict.

Although the location was significant, Al Jazeera’s Ali Hashem, reporting from Tyre in southern Lebanon, noted that the Hezbollah launches are noteworthy given the current regional context.

“In this confrontation, hitting the Golan hasn’t been something normal,” he declared.

With more than 60 Lebanese civilians killed compared to a few on the Israeli side, Hashem claimed that this demonstrates “how the rules of engagement in this confrontation are changing drastically” as attacks increasingly harm civilians as well as military targets.

Israel conducted at least five airstrikes in southeast Lebanon on Saturday, amid rising tensions; this region is one of Hezbollah’s strongholds, according to Hashem.

Hezbollah’s main “military compound” was hit by Israeli fighter jets, the air force reported on Saturday.

The latest attack by Hezbollah occurs as everyone braces for an Iranian strike on Israel in retaliation for an airstrike on the Iranian consulate in Syria that claimed the lives of seven Iranian military personnel, including two generals overseeing operations in Syria and Lebanon.

Foreign Minister Israel Katz has warned Iran that if it uses its own territory to launch attacks, Israel will attack inside Iran as well. The Israeli military has stated that it is ready for an Iranian attack.

According to Yoav Gallant, the Israeli Minister of Defense, Israel is ready to defend itself both airborne and on the ground, working closely with “our partners,” which is code for the United States.

“Everyone is waiting to see what will happen next, as the situation gets worse by the minute,” Hashem stated.

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