JERUSALEM – Lebanese Hezbollah militia launches rockets at an Israeli military border post on Sunday as it called retaliation for an Israeli air strike a week earlier that killed two Lebanese forces in Syria and a drone strike that damaged Hezbollah's infrastructure in the suburbs of Beirut.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Israel had not been injured – "not injured, not even scratched." And as Israel returns fire with attack helicopters and about 100 artillery rounds, the two sides seem eager to let the military cease, just as
Sunday's shortened battle between Israel and Hezbollah, backed by Iran's military-dominated political force, dominates it comes as Israel repels more strongly and often openly against what it sees as Iranian aggression throughout the Middle East.
Israel stated that a Hezbollah fighter detachment fired two or three anti-tank missiles after 4:00 pm. at a military post adjacent to the small town in the Upper Galilee of Aviv that sits opposite the unmarked UN Blue Line against the Lebanese village of Marun al-Ras.
Hezbollah not only claimed responsibility for the attack, but also pointed to the unit that launched it after Hassan Zeb and Yasser Dacher, the two Lebanese fighters killed on August 24 in an air strike by Israel. The Israelis said they were preparing to use drone bombs to attack northern Israel at the time.
Hezbollah has sent forces to fight on the side of Syrian President Bashar Assad's regime in Syria, which is also backed by Iran.
The airstrike in the city of Akrabah, near Damascus Airport, was followed hours later by an explosion launched from a drone near a Hezbollah office in the southern suburbs of Beirut, an area dominated by militia supporters. According to Israeli officials, this blast has destroyed a piece of machinery vital to Israel's strategic effort to produce Hezbollah precision-guided missiles in Lebanon that can accurately strike Israel.
On Sunday, Hezbollah said that Israeli
Israel had waited more than two hours after Hezbollah's attack before challenging the allegation, an unusual delay, military analysts said.
Lt. Colonel Jonathan Conrick, a spokesman for the Israeli army, confirmed that a missile had "penetrated" a military jeep, but said no one had been injured.
"On the one hand, Hezbollah attacked; however, on the other hand, it is a somewhat desirable outcome, "he said.
The United Nations peacekeepers called the exchange of fire a" serious violation " of Resolution 1701, the ceasefire agreement. which ended the Israeli-Lebanon conflict in 2006 and called on both Israel and Lebanon to exercise "maximum restraint."
The hit post was the headquarters of a battalion outside Avivim, a community of less than 500 residents. Sunday was the first school day in Israel.
Hezbollah threatened revenge in Last week, Israel pulled many of its troops across the border back from the Lebanese border and positioned dummies as baits in some military vehicles.
Israeli fraud apparently expanded after the Hezbollah attack.
Israeli media reported Sunday evening that an Israeli army helicopter put up with a medevac apparently to lull Hezbollah into concluding that he had taken blood in a missile strike, enough
asked if there was a ghost in the jeep on Sunday. or whether it was counterfeit, Colonel Konrik declined to comment.