Hezbollah bombards Israeli positions, soldiers in northern Palestine

The Islamic Resistance in Lebanon reveals that it attacked the Israeli Ruweisat al-Alam site in two consecutive operations.

  • Israeli occupation forces stand in a settlement that was hit by a rocket fired from Lebanon, in ‘Kiryat Shmona’, northern occupied Palestine, January 11, 2024 (AP)

The Islamic Resistance in Lebanon announced Friday that it twice attacked the Ruwaisat Al-Alam site on the occupied Lebanese-Palestinian border area in a multi-step operation.

Hezbollah issued two statements, the first one saying that its fighters targeted the site with missiles, hitting the target accurately in the area between the Kfar Shuba hills and the occupied Shebaa Farms. The second statement said its fighters attacked the Israeli site once more when the Israeli soldiers mobilized at the same site to inspect the damages.

The resistance stressed that the two attacks were carried out in support of the steadfast Palestinian people in the Gaza Strip and in support of the Palestinian resistance. Within this framework, the resistance in Lebanon has since October 8 been attacking Israeli military and reconnaissance sites, barracks, and assembly points along the border area with occupied Palestine.

Hezbollah later issued a statement saying they carried out another operation against the Israeli occupation, saying that in support of the steadfast people in Gaza and in response to the Israeli airstrikes on southern Lebanon, the Resistance fighters attacked a building in the “Avivim” settlement with confirmed casualties.

The operations that Hezbollah is carrying out against the Israeli occupation forces have proven to be highly detrimental for “Israel”.

Israeli reports disclosed that as of Thursday, around 512 settler housing units and structures suffered damage from Hezbollah’s rockets since October 7th, with the extent of the damage ranging from partial to complete destruction.

Breaking down the details, Israeli media outlined that the impact affected 131 settler housing units in “Metulla,” 43 settler housing units in “Kiryat Shmona,” 121 homes in al-Manara, 9 settler housing units in al-Malkiya, 11 settler housing units in “Avivim,” 25 settler housing units in “Zar’it”, 37 settler housing units in “Shtula,” 5 settler housing units in “Hanita,” and 130 settler housing units in “Shlomi.”

Similarly, Israeli media reported that 50 settler housing units were affected last Saturday following the use of Burkan-type rockets by Hezbollah.

Israeli forces failed, Hezbollah undeterred: Israeli ‘Metulla’ chief

David Azoulai, the chief of the “Metulla” settlement, has repeatedly called on the Israeli government and the Israeli occupation forces to “act militarily” in Lebanon, as per Israeli Channel 14.

Last November, he said: “We are still behaving in the lax policy before October 7; we must showcase our strength.” 

“The whole world is watching, including the surrounding Arab states,” he added.

At the time, Azoulai underlined that he was constantly hearing that the Israeli occupation managed to deter Hezbollah, which he denied, by stressing that it was “Israel” instead that was deterred.

According to Azoulai, he had a meeting with the Chief of Staff of the Israeli occupation forces and threw in his face the fact that the relationship of trust between settlers and the IOF was damaged. 

Concurrently, Avichai Stern, the mayor of “Kiryat Shmona”, urged Israeli settlers not to return to the settlement, Israeli media reported. Stern stressed, in a message to the settlers in northern occupied Palestine, that they should not come back as long as the situation on the borders with Lebanon remained unchanged.

The media pointed out that northern settlements have been emptied of Israeli settlers, noting that it is doubtful whether the settlers will be able to return to the area within a year or more.

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