18 missiles launched from Lebanon target northeast Israel

18 missiles launched from Lebanon target northeast Israel
18 missiles launched from Lebanon target northeast Israel

About 18 missiles were fired from the Lebanese border, targeting the Ras al-Naqoura area in northeast Israel, army radio said.

8 of missiles intercepted, no damage reported, says Israeli army radio

Eight missiles were intercepted, the radio said, adding no injuries or damage were reported.

The radio also reported multiple instances of sirens sounding in Ras al-Naqoura earlier this morning.

Tension has flared along the border between Lebanon and Israel amid intermittent exchange of fire between Israeli forces and Hezbollah, in the deadliest clashes since the two sides fought a full-scale war in 2006.

The border tension comes amid an Israeli military offensive in the Gaza Strip following a cross-border attack by Hamas on Oct. 7.

According to a report, Israeli Army Radio reported that 18 missiles were fired from south Lebanon toward Ras Naqoura, with 8 intercepted.

Israeli media later confirmed that 6 missiles aimed at Ras Naqoura were intercepted.

Notably, Hezbollah declared targeting a newly established site including a gathering of the Israeli enemy near the Al-Bahri site, utilizing appropriate weapons.

It was earlier reported that, Israel’s military chief said on Tuesday that Israel’s war on Hamas in Gaza will likely go on for many months.

“The war will go on for many months and we will employ different methods to maintain our achievements for a long time,” Chief of the General Staff Herzi Halevi told reporters in a televised statement on the Gaza border.

“There are no magic solutions, there are no short cuts in dismantling Hamas, only determined and persistent fighting,” said Halevi. “We will reach Hamas’ leadership too, whether it takes a week or if it takes months.”

Israel vowed to annihilate Hamas after its fighters burst into Israel on Oct. 7, killing 1,200 people and taking 240 hostages. Its air, sea and ground offensive in Gaza has since killed nearly 21,000 Palestinians, according to authorities.

“We said from its first moments that this would be a long war because it was right to set far-reaching goals and we will reach far, that’s why the duration will be long.” The duration, Halevi said, will allow the military to adapt its methods.

“Ultimately, will we be able to say that there is no enemy surrounding the state of Israel? I think that’s too ambitious, but we will create a new security situation,” said Halevi.


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