An Israeli civilian was killed on Sunday when an anti-tank missile from Lebanon hit a vehicle near Kibbutz Yiftah in the Upper Galilee, the Israel Defense Forces said.
“Today, Hezbollah continued to attack Israeli military sites and civilian towns, without distinguishing between civilians and military personnel,” Col. Avichay Adraee, head of the Arab media division in the IDF Spokesperson’s Unit, said in a post on X (formerly Twitter).
“One of the attacks resulted in the death of an Israeli citizen,” he confirmed. On Sunday afternoon, the IDF said that “terrorists launched an anti-tank missile from Lebanese territory towards the Yiftah area.” The military returned fire against the source of the attack.
In a statement, the Iran-backed Hezbollah terrorist group in Lebanon claimed responsibility for the launch, according to local media. Hezbollah has been testing the waters, initiating a series of exchanges of fire as the Jewish state fights Hamas terrorists on its southern border.
On Saturday, Hezbollah terrorists attacked several Israeli army positions along the border, the IDF said. In addition, anti-tank missiles were fired towards Metula, Israel’s northernmost town. Hezbollah claimed in a statement that it attacked at least six IDF posts, adding that “direct hits were scored and technical equipment was destroyed.”
In response, Israeli fighter jets attacked Hezbollah terror infrastructure in Lebanese territory, the IDF said, sharing video footage of the strikes on social media.
There is a “real” possibility of the Lebanese front with Israel expanding, Hezbollah Secretary-General Hassan Nasrallah said on Friday in a lengthy televised address. His speech came a day after Hezbollah launched attacks all along the Israeli border, targeting both civilians and IDF positions.
“The Lebanese front and the escalation in many directions depends on two things: the progress of events in Gaza and the activities of Israel in Lebanon,” the terror chief stated, according to Maariv.
Nasrallah stated that Hezbollah has been “managing battles with Israel since Oct. 8,” and boasted that Israel “was forced to add soldiers in the north” due to Hezbollah attacks.