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Hezbollah launches 200 rockets and drones at Israel

Northern Israel was engulfed in chaos on Thursday morning as sirens blared across the Galilee region, signalling a sudden barrage of rockets and drones launched by Hezbollah.

News Arena Network - Jerusalem - UPDATED: July 4, 2024, 08:19 AM - 3 mins read

Israeli Cities Akko and Nahariya Hit by Hezbollah Rockets.

Hezbollah launches 200 rockets and drones at Israel

Israeli Cities Akko and Nahariya Hit by Hezbollah Rockets.


Northern Israel was engulfed in chaos on Thursday morning as sirens blared across the Galilee region, signalling a sudden barrage of rockets and drones launched by Hezbollah.

 

Communities in the Upper Galilee, Golan Heights, and coastal cities like Akko and Nahariya hurried to seek shelter, responding to an unprecedented assault that Hezbollah claims included 200 projectiles within just one hour. The severity of the attack was underscored when shrapnel from an intercepted rocket caused damage to a shopping mall in Akko.

 

The escalation follows recent developments, including an Israeli airstrike in Tyre, southern Lebanon, which targeted and killed Muhammad Nimah Nasser. Nasser was a prominent figure, commanding Hezbollah's Aziz Unit responsible for launching rockets at Israeli territories and security forces. In response, overnight airstrikes by Israeli fighter jets hit multiple Hezbollah targets in southern Lebanese areas of Chihine and Blat.

 

The backdrop of these events is a mounting crisis that began in October, prompting the evacuation of approximately 60,000 Israelis from northern communities due to relentless daily rocket and drone assaults by Hezbollah.

 

The group's leadership, backed by Iran, has vowed to continue these attacks, preventing civilians from returning to their homes. Tragically, the ongoing conflict has claimed the lives of 10 civilians and 15 soldiers, underscoring the humanitarian toll and the urgency of the situation.

 

Calls from Israeli officials intensify for Hezbollah's disarmament and removal from southern Lebanon, echoing UN Security Council Resolution 1701, which aimed to stabilise the region after the 2006 Second Lebanon War.

 

The resolution emphasised the need to uphold peace and security by disbanding armed groups and enforcing Lebanese sovereignty over its entire territory.

 

"Fighting for the North," an organisation representing displaced Israeli families, has demanded robust governmental action to quell the Hezbollah threat and facilitate safe returns. They assert that only establishing a security zone within Lebanon can ensure long-term peace and prevent further hostilities.

 

The current crisis represents a critical juncture for Israel, facing a profound challenge to its northern borders and civilian safety. As tensions escalate, the Israeli government's response is crucial in determining the trajectory of this conflict and safeguarding the lives of its citizens.

 

The international community watches closely as the situation unfolds, hoping for diplomatic resolutions that can de-escalate tensions and restore stability to the region.

 

The recent Hezbollah attacks have thrust northern Israel into turmoil, prompting urgent calls for decisive action to safeguard civilian lives and restore peace to the region.

 

The coming days will be crucial in determining the course of this conflict and the measures needed to mitigate its impact on both Israeli and Lebanese populations.

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