Hezbollah launches massives attack on “Israel”

MENA

Published: 2024-06-13 16:27

Last Updated: 2024-07-14 10:37


Hezbollah fighters hold flags as they attend the memorial of their slain leader Sheik Abbas al-Mousawi. (February 13, 2016) (Photo: AP)
Hezbollah fighters hold flags as they attend the memorial of their slain leader Sheik Abbas al-Mousawi. (February 13, 2016) (Photo: AP)

The Israeli Occupation Forces (IOF) reported that around 40 rockets were launched from Lebanon into “Israel” which caused at least 15 fires and two light injuries due to shrapnel.

Another seven “suspicious aerial targets” were also launched, with four of them being shot down without causing any injuries – according to the IOF.

Hezbollah claimed responsibility for the massive attack, which it said targeted several “Israeli” military bases.

It said that it launched an attack with “rocket and drones, targeting six barracks and military sites” in addition to "squadrons of explosive-laden drones" at three other “Israeli” bases.

The attack is a response to the assassination of a senior Hezbollah commander Talib Sami Abdallah, who was killed in an “Israeli” drone strike on south Lebanon earlier this week.

During Abu Talib’s funeral procession, Hashem Safieddine, head of Hezbollah’s Executive Council, stated earlier that “Israel's” attempts to weaken the resistance through targeted assassinations have historically backfired.

"Israel persists in its folly ... believing that assassinating [resistance] leaders would weaken [it]," Safieddine declared. He stressed that "Israel must understand" that Hezbollah's response will be an increase in operations in support of Gaza, both in intensity and scope.

In a stark warning to "Israel", he added, "If [Israelis] are now whimpering and groaning from what has befallen them in northern occupied Palestine, then they should prepare themselves for weeping and wailing."