TEHRAN: Hezbollah, the Lebanon-based resistance movement, launched simultaneous retaliatory strikes on Israeli military positions in the northern part of the 1948-occupied territories, escalating concerns about the widening scope of the ongoing conflict beyond Gaza.
According to Lebanon’s Al-Manar television channel, Hezbollah fighters targeted the Al-Dhairah outpost and Al-Jardah checkpoint with guided missiles, as well as an assembly of Israeli soldiers at the newly established Jal Al-Alam site.
The strikes resulted in casualties in the targeted areas, following a series of rocket attacks on Israeli positions in the northern sector of the occupied lands. Israeli forces retaliated by striking Hezbollah targets in Lebanon. The exchange of fire comes a day after Hezbollah injured four Israeli troops with an anti-tank guided missile.
Hezbollah Ready to Join Forces with Hamas
Hezbollah had previously warned of its readiness to join forces with the Palestinian resistance group Hamas and its allies if Israel escalates aggression on Gaza or if foreign military intervention occurs in support of the Israeli regime.
Hezbollah’s Secretary-General, Seyed Hassan Nasrallah, announced on November 2 that the movement entered the battle against Israel on October 8, aligning with the Gaza-based Palestinian resistance movements. Nasrallah emphasized the significance of the daily confrontations along the Lebanese border, characterizing them as unprecedented since 1948.