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Three IDF soldiers wounded by shelling from Lebanon

Terrorist forces in Lebanon targeted Israeli military posts in the Shtula and Yiftah areas near the Israel-Lebanon border.

Smoke rises during an exchange of fire between the IDF and terrorists from the Hezbollah organization on the border between Israel and Lebanon, Dec. 3, 2023. Photo by Ayal Margolin/Flash90.
Smoke rises during an exchange of fire between the IDF and terrorists from the Hezbollah organization on the border between Israel and Lebanon, Dec. 3, 2023. Photo by Ayal Margolin/Flash90.

Three IDF soldiers were lightly wounded overnight Sunday by mortar shells launched from Lebanon toward Israeli military posts in the Shtula area near the Israel-Lebanon border.

On Monday morning, mortar shells were fired from Lebanese territory at an IDF post in the area of Yiftah, according to the military.

The IDF struck the source of the launches with artillery.

Several launches were also identified on Monday afternoon from Lebanon towards the Har Dov region, falling in open areas and another launch towards Misgav Am.

In response, the IDF struck the source of the launches.

In addition, the IDF said on Monday afternoon it targeted an operational headquarters and other terror infrastructure belonging to Hezbollah in Lebanese territory.

Later in the day, the IDF destroyed a Hezbollah weapons depot in Southern Lebanon after mortar shells were fired towards a military post on the border.

“A number of launches were detected from Lebanese territory towards the Tel Hai area, Kiryat Shmona and an IDF post in the Shtula area, the IDF attacked the sources of the fire,” the army announced.

On Sunday, Ziv Medical Center in Safed admitted 12 people who had been wounded by an anti-tank missile from Lebanon earlier in the day.

One woman and 11 men between the ages of 20 and 65 were lightly wounded, the hospital said.

Several additional people, soldiers and civilians, were also lightly wounded in the attack, and a military vehicle in the area of Moshav Beit Hillel in the Eastern Galilee was damaged, the IDF said.

Hezbollah claimed responsibility for the attack.

The military on Monday revealed that on Sunday an Israel Air Force fighter jet successfully intercepted a hostile aircraft that was on its way to Israeli territory from Lebanon.

IDF Arabic Spokesperson Avichay Adraee tweeted on Monday that Hezbollah restarted attacks on Israel on Friday after a ceasefire with Hamas in Gaza ended, holding the Iran-backed terror group responsible for disrupting the calm on the border area.

“Hezbollah once again proved disruptive to the calm that had prevailed along the northern border and allowed many residents of southern Lebanon to return to their homes,” wrote Adraee.

“Hezbollah broke the calm in support of the child killers and kidnappers of women affiliated with Hamas-ISIS. Hezbollah has proven once again that the Lebanese state is not its top priority. Hezbollah was the party that disturbed the calm on the border. Hezbollah is harming the Lebanese state,” he added.

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