Hezbollah Foils Israeli Attack on Lebanon as Tensions Escalate along the Border

Scenes from Hezbollah's attack on Meron. (Photo: video grab)

By Palestine Chronicle Staff  

The Lebanese Resistance movement Hezbollah said on Sunday that they targeted Israeli soldiers with missiles as they prepared for an attack on Lebanon.

According to a Hezbollah statement, the Israeli soldiers were preparing for an attack on Lebanese territory from an Israeli military post when they were targeted with missiles.

The attack reportedly resulted in a precise hit, causing casualties and wounded on the Israeli side.

Since the start of the Israeli war on Gaza, on October 7, Hezbollah has engaged directly, but relatively in a limited way in the war against the Israeli occupation.

At least 165 Hezbollah members have been killed since the clashes erupted between the two sides in October, according to figures released by the Lebanese group.

Gallant’s Warning

Israeli media reported on Friday that Defense Minister Yoav Gallant informed his American counterpart Lloyd Austin that Israel was nearing a decision point on Lebanon.

“Gallant said the country had a duty to restore security and return evacuated Israeli residents to their communities along the border,” the Times of Israel reported.

The Israeli newspaper also cited a statement from Gallant’s office saying that “although Israel would prefer to do this through diplomacy, it was ‘prepared to do this through military force’.”

Preparing for War

Al-Jazeera reported on Monday that, according to the Israeli news website ‘Walla’, the Israeli army is preparing a plan to potentially shelter about 100,000 people on the northern border, in light of the escalating tension with Hezbollah.

Additionally, the mayor of Haifa said that residents should stock up on food in the event of a war breaking out with Lebanon, Al-Jazeera also reported.

Israel has occupied parts of Lebanon for decades and has only left the country in 2000, following stiff Lebanese resistance under Hezbollah’s leadership. 

How Powerful is Lebanese Hezbollah and Why Does It Exist?

It attempted to re-occupy Lebanon in 2006 but failed in what Lebanon considers a major victory against Israel. 

Israel, however, continues to occupy parts of Lebanon, namely the Sheeba Farms region.

Hezbollah has vowed to recover every inch of Lebanon that has been occupied by Israel contrary to international law.

(The Palestine Chronicle)

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