In early hours of August 6th, rockets were fired from Lebanon towards Israel. The Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) are now responding with artillery rounds, targeting the launch sites in Southern Lebanon.
According to Israeli media, 20 rockets were launched, 10 of them were reportedly intercepted. Some rockets passed the Iron Dome, targeting inhabited areas.
At 11:15 a.m. this Friday, and in response to the Israeli air raids on open lands in the Al-Jarmaq and Al-Shawakir areas last Thursday night, the groups of the martyr Ali Kamel Mohsen and the martyr Muhammad Qasim Tahan in the Islamic Resistance bombed open lands in the occupied Shebaa Farms with dozens of 122 mm rockets.
The IDF command reported that air defense sirens went off in the village of Ein Kiniya in the Golan Heights and near the village of Snir.
No injuries or damage were reported.
The rocket attack is taking place amid a new round of escalation between Israel and Lebanon.
Israeli territory was targeted in response to air strikes that were carried out by Israeli Air Force on Lebanon’s South Governorate, the heartland of Hezbollah, on August 5.
A day earlier, on August 4, another rocket attack targeted Israeli territory. Three rockets were launched from South Lebanon, with one failing midway and two landing in Israeli territory. Even without reaching any infrastructure, rockets are dangerous because they are causing large fires.
It seems that the current round of escalation is a pre-planned action.
The recent Israeli air strikes were of an unusually large scale and were carried out on Thursday. The military and political leadership in Tel Aviv preview a fast response from the Lebanese territory the next day, on Friday. The military actions cannot go unnoticed by the Muslim community of Lebanon. The imams will certainly light them up during the Friday prayer (صَلَاة ٱلْجُمُعَة, Ṣalāt al-Jumuʿah), which will further inflame hatred towards Israel among the population.
Now Israel is launching another attack on Lebanon, new air strikes should be expected. Escalation is becoming inevitable. It is likely that the ‘enemy aggression’ will be used by the Israeli military-political leadership to justify the increase in military actions against Lebanon, up to the new military intervention.
Meanwhile, Lebanon is torn apart by internal conflicts amid a severe economic crisis. The popularity of Hezbollah’s ideology is consistently growing.