Photo by Eitan Elhadez-Barak/TPS on 20 October, 2023

Israel Strikes Hezbollah Targets Overnight

Public By Pesach Benson • 20 October, 2023

Jerusalem, 20 October, 2023 (TPS) -- The Israel Defense Forces struck several Hezbollah sites in southern Lebanon overnight in retaliation for rockets and missiles fired into northern Israel, the military announced on Friday morning.

The IDF added that one of its drones killed a suspected terrorist inside Lebanon without elaborating.

Hezbollah claimed responsibility for a number of rocket attacks on Israel. One rocket hit a home in Kiryat Shmona, injuring three Israelis. Magen David Adom emergency responders said the victims were a 75 year-old man with moderate injuries, a five year-old girl and a 30 year-old man who both had light injuries.

Thursday also saw several incidents of gunfire from Lebanon.

Israeli authorities began implementing plans to evacuate Kiryat Shmona, on the Lebanese border, to state-funded guest houses. The town has 22,000 residents.