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Hezbollah fires 10-rocket salvo at Israel’s Golan Heights

Fire crews were working to put out blazes at several sites south of Katzrin • Israeli fighter jets strike Hezbollah compound in Bekaa Valley after IDF drone shot down.

View of a large fire caused from rockets fired from Lebanon, near Moshav Ramot Naftali in the Upper Galilee, near the border, June 1, 2024. Photo by Ayal Margolin/Flash90.
View of a large fire caused from rockets fired from Lebanon, near Moshav Ramot Naftali in the Upper Galilee, near the border, June 1, 2024. Photo by Ayal Margolin/Flash90.

Hezbollah fired a barrage of at least 10 rockets from Lebanon at Katzrin in the Golan Heights on Sunday afternoon, according to the Israeli military.

Fire and Rescue Service said that crews were battling blazes at several sites just south of the capital of the Golan.

There were no reports of injuries.

The Hezbollah-affiliated Al Mayadeen newspaper reported that “the barrage hit a military target in the Golan.” There was no immediate confirmation from the IDF.

Meanwhile, two people sustained light wounds late Sunday afternoon when rocket shrapnel fell in Kiryat Shmona. Both victims were reportedly evacuated to Ziv Medical Center in Safed.

Sirens also sounded in the afternoon in the Acre and Nahariya areas on the Mediterranean coast of northern Israel due to a suspected drone infiltration. The IDF Home Front Command declared the incident over, but did not say whether there had been an interception. There were no reports of casualties or damage.

Air-raid sirens also sounded in Israel’s Galilee and Golan regions during the morning hours of Sunday, with two suicide drones striking open areas near Katzrin.

A fire broke out at one of the sites near Katzrin. It was extinguished and no casualties were reported.

Hezbollah took responsibility for the attack, with the Iranian terror proxy in Lebanon saying that it had targeted an Iron Dome battery with several explosive drones.

The Iron Dome aerial-defense system intercepted several rockets following a barrage directed at Moshav Margaliot, an agricultural settlement in the Galilee panhandle bordering Southern Lebanon.

The IDF published video of schoolchildren in northern Israel quickly exiting a bus and running for a bomb shelter during the alarms.

Overnight Saturday, Israeli fighter jets struck a Hezbollah compound in the Bekaa Valley near Baalbek in northeastern Lebanon, the military said. The strike came in response to Hezbollah firing a surface-to-air missile at an IDF drone operating in Southern Lebanese airspace earlier in the day.

In addition to the compound, IAF fighter jets hit a Hezbollah military structure in the area of Bint Jbeil in Southern Lebanon as well as command centers in the areas of Qana and Baraachit.

Also on Saturday, Hezbollah fired two rockets at Kiryat Shmona, with the Gibor military base suffering a direct hit. That strike damaged the base as well as vehicles and structures in the city. The other rocket hit a supermarket, which was closed at the time.

Several fires broke out in the area, and firefighters were called to the scene.

Hezbollah took responsibility for that attack, saying that it had fired two “Burkan” rockets at Kiryat Shmona in retaliation for IDF strikes in Southern Lebanon. The “Burkan” carries warheads of up to 500 kilograms (1,102 pounds).

The IDF said on Saturday that it had conducted a series of strikes across Lebanon over the past 72 hours.

The targets included buildings belonging to Hezbollah as well as sites from which rockets were fired at Israeli territory. In addition, some 10 Hezbollah squads in Southern Lebanon were attacked and around four terrorists were killed, according to the military.

Sirens also sounded in the Acre region on Saturday, with Israel’s Iron Dome aerial-defense system intercepting a “suspicious aerial target.” No damage or casualties were reported. A warning was activated in the Acre area for fear of falling interceptor fragments.

Over 60,000 residents from more than 40 northern communities located within 10 km. (6.2 miles) of the Lebanon border have been internally displaced since Hezbollah joined Hamas’s war against the Jewish state following the Gaza-based terrorist group’s Oct. 7 massacre.

Hezbollah’s near daily attacks have killed more than 20 Israelis and led to extensive damage to property.

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