Photo by Courtesy the family on 10 July, 2024

Victims of Hezbollah Rocket Strike Leave Behind 3 Children

Public By Pesach Benson • 10 July, 2024

Jerusalem, 10 July, 2024 (TPS) -- The victims of Tuesday’s deadly Hezbollah rocket barrage were identified as Nir and Noa Baranes, residents of Kibbutz Ortal in the Golan.

Both were 46 years old and are survived by three children, ages 13-18.

They were killed when a rocket fired by Hezbollah directly hit their car at a junction near an Israeli army base in the Golan.

Nir was manager of the agricultural kibbutz’s chicken coops. Noa was a secretary in the kibbutz’s plantation division.

“The Golan Heights Regional Council is shocked, mourns and is pained by the murder of the late Noa and Nir Burns and shares in the heavy grief of the family and Beit Ortal,” the Golan Regional Council said in a statement.

Details of the funeral arrangements were not immediately available.

Hezbollah fired a barrage of 40 rockets at northern Israel in what it said was retaliation for an Israeli airstrike that killed Yasser Karnabash, a former personal bodyguard of the terror group’s leader, Hassan Nasrallah. Karnabash, who was killed while driving on the Beirut-Damascus Highway, was active in a Hezbollah unit overseeing arms transfers from Syria to Lebanon.

Around 60,000 Israelis living in northern communities were forced to evacuate in October when the Hezbollah terror organization began daily rocket and drone attacks. Leaders of the Iran-backed terror group have said they will continue the attacks to prevent Israelis from returning to their homes. Hezbollah attacks have killed 12 civilians and 16 soldiers.

Wildfires sparked by the barrages have burnt over 25,800 acres of land in northern Israel since the beginning of 2024, forcing firefighters to “fight fire under fire.”

Israeli officials have been calling for Hezbollah to be disarmed and removed from Southern Lebanon in accordance with UN Security Council resolution 1701, which ended the 2006 Second Lebanon War.