Hezbollah targets Golan in response to overnight Bekaa strike


Hezbollah targeted Wednesday Israeli artillery positions in the occupied Golan Heights with dozens of Katyusha rockets, in response to an overnight strike on a village in al Bekaa.

The group said in a statement it has targeted artillery positions in al-Zaoura, as Israeli warplanes struck a house in the southern border town of Tayr Harfa.

The Israeli army earlier claimed it raided overnight Hezbollah targets in southern and eastern Lebanon, including "air defense infrastructure" and a weapon depot.

Warplanes struck Janta, a village in Bekaa, and the southern towns of Baraashit and Kfarkila, while Israeli artillery shelled Yaroun.

A drone also struck overnight the southern town of Hadatha.

Hezbollah leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah vowed on Tuesday evening that Hezbollah will continue its war against Israel and that nothing will force the group to stop supporting Gaza, as he blamed other Arabs and Muslims for not doing enough to support the Palestinian people.

Hezbollah since October has traded almost daily cross-border fire from Lebanon with the Israeli army in support of Gaza, with Israel targeting operatives from the group in both Lebanon and neighboring Syria.

In Lebanon, the cross-border violence since October 7 has killed nearly 500 people, mostly fighters but also including 95 civilians, according to an AFP tally.

On the Israeli side, at least 29 people have been killed, the majority of them soldiers, according to Israeli authorities.