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Israeli jets strike south Lebanon after Hizbollah attack

By AFP - Nov 13,2023 - Last updated at Nov 13,2023

Shells fired from northern Israel fall close to the village of Jibbein near Lebanon's southern border with northern Israel on Friday (AFP photo)

OCCUPIED JERUSALEM — Israeli fighter jets pounded Hizbollah hideouts in southern Lebanon with air strikes on Sunday, after an incoming anti-tank missile wounded Israeli civilians near the border, the army said.

The Israeli forces said "a number of civilians were wounded" in the anti-tank missile strike near the village of Dovev, just 800km from the frontier with Lebanon.

In response, "fighter jets struck a number of Hizbollah targets", the army said.

Iran-backed group Hizbollah claimed responsibility and said it had fired on an Israeli team installing "eavesdropping and spying devices" near the border.

Since October 7 Israel has also traded fire with militant groups in southern Lebanon on a near-daily basis.

In addition to Hizbollah, Hamas’s Lebanese branch has launched attacks into southern Israel in recent weeks.

Overnight, a drone also hit another group in Lebanon that the army said was attempting to launch an anti-tank missile towards Israel.

Israel has evacuated tens of thousands of residents from communities in the north since the October 7.

Israeli leaders have warned Hizbollah against launching a full-scale attack on Israel, saying it could suffer a similar fate to besieged Gaza if it enters the war.

Israel and Hizbollah fought a month-long war in 2006.

 

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