In a recent development, Israel has renewed its airstrikes on border areas in southern Lebanon, adding to the already escalating tensions in the region. The National News Agency of Lebanon reported that Israel carried out airstrikes early this morning (Friday) in the vicinity of the towns of Naqoura and Almaa Al-Sha’b, as well as the bordering Mount Labouna along the Blue Line.
Israel’s action comes as a response to what it claims were rocket attacks launched towards its territory by Hezbollah. Israeli military sources stated that their airstrikes targeted Hezbollah compounds, observation points, and technological equipment.
The National News Agency of Lebanon also reported that several towns in southern Lebanon were subjected to intense Israeli aerial and artillery bombardment yesterday evening (Thursday). Israeli warplanes conducted airstrikes on the Labouna area, the outskirts of the town of Ramiya, and the town of Al-Jabeen. Israeli artillery fire was also directed at the areas of Ras Al-Naqoura and Labouna, with additional Israeli air raids near the town of Yatar.
The agency further noted that Israeli artillery fired shells at the Bouyada area in the Marjeyoun district.
These renewed clashes along the Israeli-Lebanese border involve exchanges of fire between Hezbollah and other armed factions on one side and the Israeli Defense Forces on the other. The situation adds to the ongoing conflict in the region, particularly in the midst of the Israeli offensive in the Gaza Strip.