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IDF shells targets in southern Lebanon

The IDF chief met with heads of authorities in the north, assuring them "we will not be able to return to the reality that existed here before the war."

Smoke rises following Israeli retaliatory attacks in Lebanon, October 9, 2023. Photo by David Cohen/Flash90.
Smoke rises following Israeli retaliatory attacks in Lebanon, October 9, 2023. Photo by David Cohen/Flash90.

The Israel Defense Forces shelled targets in southern Lebanon on Tuesday, Reuters reported, citing Lebanese state media.

There was no immediate confirmation from the Israel Defense Forces.

Israel responded to multiple daily attacks from Hezbollah terrorists during the war against the Hamas terror group in Gaza, but the border has been mostly quiet since a temporary pause in fighting in the Strip took effect on Friday.

Halevi meets heads of authorities in north

IDF Chief of Staff Lt. Gen. Herzi Halevi met on Tuesday with the heads of authorities in northern Israel. Hundreds of thousands of residents have been evacuated from the northern and southern frontiers since the Hamas massacre of Oct. 7 and ensuing war.

“We made a difficult decision to evacuate the residents in the north, and I am full of appreciation for the way you show resilience and patience, and allow us to fight,” said Halevi.

“We will plan together with the heads of the authorities the return of the residents and its timing, in dialogue and with the understanding that we will not be able to return to the reality that existed here before the war,” he continued.

“For the past eight weeks, IDF fighters and commanders have been fighting with determination and defending the homeland. We will continue to fight and are ready for developments in other arenas, also in the north,” he said.

Halevi thanked the forum and insisted that the dialogue continue on an ongoing basis.

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