The Israeli Defense Forces struck multiple Hezbollah targets after the Iranian terror proxy took aim at IDF soldiers; Fighter jets and helicopters are reported to have hit targets close to the Lebanese border.
On Tuesday, the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) struck several Hezbollah targets inside Lebanon’s border with Israel. The strikes were carried out via attack helicopters and fighter jets and were in response to an incident that had occurred hours earlier wherein Hezbollah fired on IDF troops in northern Israel near Kibbutz Menara.
This attack from Hezbollah led to residents in multiple towns in northern Israel being instructed to stay in and secure their homes.
The IDF released a statement after its military response, stating, “Regarding the security incident that took place last night at 10:40 p.m. in the area of the Menara community, during operational activity, IDF troops were fired upon from Lebanese territory.” They added, “In response to the gunfire, IDF attack helicopters and aircraft struck terror targets belonging to the Hezbollah terror group.”
As tensions have been on the rise at Israel’s northern border in recent weeks, this is the first Israeli ‘bombing’ to take place inside of Lebanon since the Lebanon War of 2006.
Israel holds Lebanon responsible for any activity that comes out of it, including terror attacks from Hezbollah.