- The Israeli army said that "terrorist infrastructure, rocket caches, and compounds used by Hezbollah" were among the things that were hit.
- He said that if they did, Israel would respond with "unimaginable" airstrikes that would destroy Lebanon.
Hezbollah in Lebanon said it attacked Israeli sites at the border with Lebanon at the same time on Saturday. People in south Lebanon said they had seen some of the fiercest Israeli attacks in weeks of fighting across the border.
The Israeli army said that its warplanes had attacked Hezbollah targets in reaction to an attack from Lebanon. Artillery and tank shelling were also being used to support the air strikes.
A Lebanese person who knows about Hezbollah’s attacks said that the group had fired a strong rocket that had not been used in battle before and hit an Israeli position across the border from Ayta al-Shaab and Rmeich.
Since Oct. 7, when its Palestinian partner Hamas went to war with Israel, Hezbollah and Israeli forces have been firing at each other across the border between Lebanon and Israel.
The shooting along the border is the worst it has been since a war in 2006, but it has mostly stayed on the border.
The leader of Hezbollah, Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah, gave his first speech since the war between Hamas and Israel on Friday. He said that the situation in Gaza and Israel’s moves toward Lebanon would determine how things progress in Lebanon. He also said that Hezbollah’s strikes at the border “won’t be all” that they do.
There have been deaths of almost 60 Hezbollah soldiers.
Some of the worst Israeli attacks yet were seen and heard by security sources and witnesses in Lebanon.
In a video sent to Reuters by a resident of Khiyam, Soheil Salami, two thick clouds of smoke could be seen rising over hills near the town. Salami said that the area had been hit by an Israeli air strike.
In an interview with Reuters from Khiyam, Fouad Khreis said, “The shelling today got a lot worse. Both the resistance shelling and the Israelis firing back.” “Four shells fell on the outskirts of Khiyam, with no injuries,” he stated.
The Israeli army said that “terrorist infrastructure, rocket caches, and compounds used by Hezbollah” were among the things that were hit.
Israel has said that it doesn’t want a fight on its northern border. Last month, Benjamin Netanyahu, the prime minister of Israel, told Hezbollah not to start a second front in the war. He said that if they did, Israel would respond with “unimaginable” airstrikes that would destroy Lebanon.