Hezbollah’s attack was a response to Israeli strike in Syria, not drone attack in Beirut
Hezbollah terror group fired at least two anti-tank missiles from Lebanon towards IDF positions in northern Israel on Sunday, hitting a military outpost and ambulance in response to Israeli airstrikes against Iranian-linked targets in Syria and a drone attack in the Beirut stronghold of Hezbollah last week.
The response of Hezbollah was not in response to the Israeli drone strikes in Beirut and the retaliation for the drone attack will come at a later date, the London-based Arabic newspaper Asharq al-Awsat reported, citing a private source.
Hezbollah claimed responsibility for the anti-tank missile attack.
In response, the IDF launched approximately 100 artillery shells at the sources of fire.
No Israelis were hurt in the incident. However, Israel faked soldiers’ injuries. During the event, a helicopter took off from the IDF base in Avivim with two soldiers on board to Rambam hospital, but the two soldiers were released soon after.
Meanwhile, Hezbollah spent hours claiming four IDF casualties and Muslim terror fans in southern Lebanon took to the streets to hand out candies and celebrate.
After about two hours, the IDF finally announced that no one had been injured.
The US government voiced concern about growing tensions on the Israeli-Lebanese border, underscoring its support for Israel and warning Lebanon’s Iran-backed Hezbollah terror group to refrain from actions that threatened Lebanese security.
“We are aware of these reports and are concerned about the escalating tensions along the border. The United States fully supports Israel’s right to self-defense. This is another example of the destabilizing role of Iranian proxies in undermining peace and security in the region,” a US State Department official said.