Rocket sirens sounded across northern Israeli border towns on Saturday morning after a barrage of at least 25 rockets was fired from Lebanon, with the IDF responding multiple times throughout the day.
Both sides’ moves marked an escalation from some quieter, though not quiet, days this past week.
Soon after the Hezbollah attack, the IDF struck the source of the fire, as well as several Hezbollah terror positions across the border.
Sirens also sounded in the northern city of Kiryat Shmona later on Saturday. The IDF said it again responded to the rocket fire.
Israeli airstrikes hit Lebanon
Lebanese officials said an Israeli airstrike hit a building in an industrial area near the town of Nabatieh, one of the deepest Israeli strikes inside Lebanese territory since fighting resumed last month.
The military did not give the specifics of the location of the target but did say that both air and tank units had again struck back at Hezbollah units, and did mention striking a more advanced anti aircraft system of Hezbollah’s.
In total, the IDF sent out four statements on Saturday regarding attacks on Hezbollah.
Hezbollah said it shot down an Israeli drone near the border in the early hours of Saturday, but the IDF later said only that IDF aircraft had shot down an anti aircraft Hezbollah missile, and that the drone had carried out an emergency landing in Israeli territory without being hit by Hezbollah.
No one was injured in the incident.