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Hezbollah fires anti-tank missiles at IDF post from Southern Lebanon

The Israel Defense Forces attacked Hezbollah targets in response.

Smoke rises following an Israeli counterattack across the border with Lebanon, Oct. 9, 2023. Photo by David Cohen/Flash90.
Smoke rises following an Israeli counterattack across the border with Lebanon, Oct. 9, 2023. Photo by David Cohen/Flash90.

Terrorists in Southern Lebanon fired anti-tank missiles at an Israeli military position near the border on Wednesday, the Israel Defense Forces said.

Hezbollah took responsibility for the attack, Arab sources reported.

“A short time ago, anti-tank guided missile fire was detected from Lebanese territory toward a military post near [the Israeli Bedouin village of] Arab al-Aramshe on the Lebanese border,” the IDF said.

“An IDF aircraft attacked an observation post of the Hezbollah terrorist organization,” the army said. The IDF also fired artillery at targets in Lebanon, it added.

The Lebanese terrorist organization has been testing the waters, initiating a series of fire exchanges as the Jewish state fights Hamas terrorists on its southern border.

On Tuesday evening, the Iran-backed terror group fired anti-tank missiles across the border with Israel. An IDF helicopter gunship responded by attacking a Hezbollah post.

“The IDF is prepared for all scenarios in all arenas, and will continue to operate in order to protect Israeli civilians,” stated the military.

Earlier on Tuesday, the IDF shelled two Hezbollah observation posts in Southern Lebanon in response to rocket fire.

“Around 15 launches were detected from Lebanese territory,” tweeted the IDF on Tuesday. “Air-defense systems successfully intercepted four launches; 10 launches fell in Lebanese territory.”

Reuters cited a Lebanese security source as saying that Palestinian terrorist groups were responsible for the rocket attacks.

Hours later, mortar shells were fired at Israel from the Syrian-held part of the Golan Heights. The IDF responded with cannon and mortar fire.

The incidents came as IDF Chief of Staff Lt. Gen. Herzi Halevi held a situation assessment at IDF Northern Command with the heads of the units deployed in the area.

On Monday, Israeli forces killed two terrorists who had infiltrated Israeli territory from southern Lebanon. A senior IDF officer and two enlisted men were killed during the firefight.

Following the incident, IDF helicopter gunships struck targets in Southern Lebanon as Israeli residents near the border fence were instructed to remain in their homes, with their doors locked and lights out.

Palestinian Islamic Jihad’s Al-Quds Brigades, in a statement posted on Telegram, claimed responsibility for the cross-border attack. It said seven “Zionist soldiers” had been wounded.

A Hezbollah official cited by Reuters had denied the organization’s involvement in the incident. A Lebanese security official told the wire service that the cell belonged to Hamas or Palestinian Islamic Jihad.

Earlier on Monday, a mortar shell from Lebanon hit an open area, also in the Upper Galilee but further east, the IDF said.

On Sunday, IDF artillery hit targets in Southern Lebanon after Hezbollah terrorists there fired mortars at the Jewish state.

Hezbollah claimed responsibility for Sunday’s fire, saying it targeted three Israeli military sites in solidarity with the “Palestinian resistance.”

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