The Israel Defence Forces (IDF) confirmed that civilians were injured after Hezbollah launched anti-tank missiles from Lebanon.
Six employees from the Israel Electric Corporation were injured, with one seriously, according to reports.
The anti-tank missiles were launched by Hezbollah less than half a mile from the border with Lebanon.
The IDF immediately responded to the fire, targeting an artillery attack on the source of the launch.
The IDF also hit a terror cell, which they say was plotting further strikes on Israeli targets.
IDF spokesman Daniel Hagari said on X:
“Terrorists launched anti-tank missiles at the Dubov area a short time ago.
“Several civilians were injured as a result of the shooting. IDF forces attacked the sources of the shooting with artillery.
“In addition, IDF forces recently attacked a launch squad that planned to fire from a civilian area in Lebanese territory.”
Terrorists launched anti-tank missiles at the Dubov area a short time ago. Several civilians were injured as a result of the shooting. IDF forces attack the sources of the shooting with artillery.— Israel War Room (@IsraelWarRoom) November 12, 2023
“Also, an IDF remotely manned aircraft attacked during the night a terrorist squad that tried to launch anti-tank missiles towards Israeli territory near the Metula area.”
Hezbollah claimed the strike caused the death of members of the “Israeli Occupation Force (IOF).”
“The targeting of an armored bulldozer belonging to the IOF army near the Dovev Barracks with ATGMs, which led to its destruction, the death of its crew, and several confirmed casualties among the soldiers present around it, including fatalities and injuries.”
🛑 Hezbollah confirms:— Arya – آریا 🇮🇷 (@AryJeay) November 12, 2023
The targeting of an armoured bulldozer belonging to the IOF army near the Dovev Barracks with ATGMs, which led to its destruction, the death of its crew, and several confirmed casualties among the soldiers present around it, including fatalities and… pic.twitter.com/EH4HPZgGa5
However, the IDF has not confirmed any deaths following the missile attack.
As The British Express reported:
The attack comes a day after Hezbollah chief said his fighters have introduced new weapons, including a missile with a heavy warhead in the ongoing fighting along the Lebanon-Israel border, adding that they will keep using the tense frontier to pressure Israel.
Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah also blasted the United States over the Israel-Hamas war, saying it is the only country that can stop Israel’s wide offensive on the Gaza Strip but doesn’t do so.
He said attacks on US troops in Iraq and Syria will continue until the war in Gaza comes to an end.
Hezbollah officials say that by attacking Israeli posts along the border, the Iran-backed group is keeping three Israeli army divisions busy at a time when Israeli troops are pushing into the Gaza Strip, where more than 11,000 people have been killed over the past five weeks, according to the Hamas-run Health Ministry.
The news comes a week after The United States Central Command (CENTCOM) confirmed one of its largest Ohio-class submarines, armed with nuclear weapons, arrived in the Middle East over the weekend.
USUS Central Command wrote on X/Twitter:
“On November 5, 2023, an Ohio-class submarine arrived in the US Central Command area of responsibility.”
On November 5, 2023, an Ohio-class submarine arrived in the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility. pic.twitter.com/iDgUFp4enp— U.S. Central Command (@CENTCOM) November 5, 2023