1 dead, children wounded as Israel strikes outside Houla mosque


Israeli forces overnight shelled the southern Lebanese border village of Houla, killing one person and wounding nine as they left a mosque after prayers, state-run National News Agency reported.

The agency said that in addition to the artillery shelling, a drone fired a missile toward the mosque.

Children were among the wounded, the agency added.

Israeli forces and Hezbollah have traded near-daily fire since war broke out on October 7 between Israel and the Palestinian group Hamas in the Gaza Strip.

More than 200 people have been killed in Lebanon, most of them Hezbollah fighters.