At least 14 Israeli civilians were injured on Sunday afternoon, one critically, when Lebanese Hezbollah terrorists fired anti-tank missiles towards Moshav Dovev in the Upper Galilee.
Five other victims were seriously wounded, the Magen David Adom emergency medical service said. The wounded were evacuated from the scene by Israeli forces so they could be safely treated by paramedics.
Israel’s Kan News public broadcaster said at least some of the victims were employees of the Israel Electric Corporation working to repair power lines damaged by previous attacks from Lebanon.
The Iran-backed Hezbollah terrorist organization took responsibility for the missile attack, claiming in a statement it “targeted an ‘Israeli’ bulldozer near ‘Dovev’ Barracks with guided missiles.”
Residents of Israeli communities adjacent to the border were ordered to remain in bomb shelters as Israel Air Force jets attacked Hezbollah infrastructure in Lebanon.
In a post on X (formerly Twitter), Israeli Energy Minister Israel Katz said he was praying for “the recovery of the employees of the Electric Corporation who were injured when the Nazi enemy fired anti-tank missiles at them after they just arrived to repair lines that had been hit by previous fire.
“We will bring the Nazis to justice,” added Katz.
The incident on Sunday came as the IDF attacked a terrorist squad preparing to fire at the Jewish state from a civilian area in Southern Lebanon, the Israeli military added.
Also on Sunday afternoon, IDF soldiers attacked two terrorist squads that fired mortar shells towards Kibbutz Manara and Kibbutz Yir’on in the Galilee Panhandle.
Seven soldiers were lightly injured in Manara, the army said.
Mortars were also fired at a military base on the border, causing no injuries. The IDF targeted the source of the attack with artillery.
On Sunday evening, IAF jets and drones attacked more Hezbollah targets, including a military compound and weapons depot, the military said.
On Saturday evening, an IDF drone attacked a terrorist squad preparing to fire anti-tank missiles towards the northern Israeli town of Metula.
Earlier, terrorists in Lebanon fired mortars and anti-tank missiles at Israeli military posts.
The IDF also intercepted an “aerial target” over Kibbutz Kabri, two miles east of Nahariya in the Western Galilee, where air-raid sirens had sounded. Two additional targets were downed over the Israel-Lebanon border, according to the military.
Israeli Defense Minister Yoav Gallant warned on Saturday night that Hezbollah was “close to making a grave mistake” that would result in the residents of Beirut suffering the consequences.
“I am telling the citizens of Lebanon, the residents of Gaza are already walking with white flags and moving south. Hezbollah is dragging Lebanon into a possible war, and it is close to making a grave mistake,” said Gallant.
“The ones who will pay the price are the Lebanese people. What we are doing in Gaza we know how to do in Beirut,” added the minister.
Since the Oct. 7 invasion of the northwestern Negev by Hamas terrorists, Hezbollah has been initiating a series of exchanges of fire along the Israel-Lebanon border. Over the past month, at least seven IDF soldiers have been killed in attacks on the border.
An Israeli civilian was killed when an anti-tank missile from Lebanon hit a vehicle near Yiftah on Nov. 5.