May 22, 2024

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At least 18 injured in Hezbollah attack on Israeli base near Lebanon border

At least 18 injured in Hezbollah attack on Israeli base near Lebanon border
Hezbollah attacked an Israeli base

18 people were injured in the alleged drone strike Lebanon At a village community center Arabic al-Aramshe, located on the northern border, on Wednesday. The armed forces And medical services confirmed the incident, which has raised concerns about rising tensions in the region. Hezbollah He claimed responsibility for the attack, which, according to his reports, targeted an installation used by the Israeli army.

The IDF said 14 of the 18 wounded in the morning attack were soldiers, six were in critical condition, two had minor injuries and two were not in danger. One of the injured civilians is in critical condition, while others were treated for injuries of varying degrees. Ambulance service Megan David Adom (MDA) Rapid response teams classified one of the victims as having moderate to severe injuries and the remaining eight as having minor injuries. This emergency service is on alert against the possibility of new attacks.

HezbollahA terrorist group operating in Lebanon claimed responsibility for launching the drone, claiming the target was a building occupied by military forces. Israel For operations with drones equipped with guided missiles and munitions. This incident marks a new chapter in the historic conflict between Israel And HezbollahTensions are rising on the already volatile border between the two territories.

The international community is closely monitoring developments in the region and has called on all parties to exercise restraint to avoid further escalation that could have far-reaching implications for stability. Middle East. The incident underscores the fragility of peace in the region and the potential for a major conflict if hostilities between Israel and military units in Lebanon are not carefully managed.

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HezbollahIt said it carried out drone and missile strikes on an Israeli base, backed by Iran This Wednesday in response to attacks that killed three militants from his group the previous day.

Israel and Hamas ally Hezbollah have exchanged cross-border fire almost daily since the Palestinian terror group attacked southern Israel on October 7, sparking a war in the Gaza Strip.

An Israeli soldier observes a scene after reports of wounded people amid ongoing cross-border fighting between Hezbollah and Israeli forces near Arab al-Aramashe in northern Israel on April 17, 2024. REUTERS/Avi Ohioan

But Wednesday's incident marked the third day in a row that Hezbollah has attacked and wounded people. Regional tensions are high after Iran launched a direct attack on Israel over the weekend in retaliation for its retaliation against the Defense Forces, officials from Tehran's Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps in Damascus said.

Hezbollah said it launched a “coordinated attack with guided missiles and explosive drones” against a new military intelligence command center in Arab al-Aramshe, a predominantly Arab village in northern Israel.

The movement said the attack was in retaliation for the enemy killing several opposition fighters in Ain Bal and Shehabiya on Tuesday.

Megan David AdomThe Israeli Red Cross said six people were wounded after an attack in the Western Galilee.

The six injured were “men in their 30s, one of them: one is in critical condition,” Rescuers X said earlier on Twitter.

The Israeli military said they had “identified several boats heading from Lebanon towards the Arab al-Aramshe area” and that they had reached the source of the fire.

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On Tuesday, Israel said its strikes in southern Lebanon killed two local Hezbollah commanders and another operative, and the Iran-backed group said three of its members were killed in retaliatory rocket fire.

Local Israeli officials said three people were wounded in an attack from Lebanon on the same day.

On Monday, Hezbollah attacked Israeli troops with explosives, wounding four soldiers who crossed into Lebanese territory, the first attack in six months of fighting.

According to an AFP tally, the violence has killed at least 368 people in Lebanon, mostly Hezbollah fighters but at least 70 civilians.

In Israel, 10 soldiers and 8 civilians have been killed near the northern border since the war began, the military said.

Tens of thousands of civilians have fled their homes on both sides of the border, and the violence is fueling fears of an all-out conflict between Hezbollah and Israel, which last went to war in 2006.

(With information from AFP)