Mutual shelling in southern Lebanon renewed for second day after Gaza truce collapse (Reuters)

Lebanon's Hezbollah said Saturday it had targeted an Israeli position using rockets. Israel bombed southern Lebanon on the second day of renewed Israeli aggression on the Gaza Strip after the collapse of the truce between Hamas and Israel, while Hezbollah announced the death of one of its fighters.

Hezbollah said that "the Islamic resistance shelled with rockets Israeli artillery positions at the site of Khirbet Maar, hitting them directly."

Lebanese media reported that "a number of valleys in the central sector and the outskirts of the towns of Aita al-Shaab and Ramia were subjected to hostile Israeli shelling on Saturday morning."

The National News Agency reported today that this came after a night of caution in the areas and villages adjacent to the Blue Line, punctuated by the firing of flares and flights of reconnaissance aircraft.

According to the agency, "enemy warplanes flew over several areas in the south at a low level, piercing the sound wall, and I heard from time to time and throughout the night sirens sounding on the side of the border with occupied Palestine."

Urgent | Hezbollah: The Islamic Resistance shelled with rockets Israeli artillery positions at the site of Khirbet Ma'ar and hit them directly

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A spokesman for the U.N. interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) told Reuters Israeli shelling hit a place near the force headquarters on Saturday morning near the coastal town of Naqoura and around the border town of Rmeish.

The Israeli military said it carried out shelling near Naqoura as a warning after "unusual activity" was detected in the area.

UNIFIL then saw gunfire at around 11 a.m. local time (09:00 GMT) from the area of Tayr Harfa, about a mile from the border, towards Israel.

Friday bombing

On Friday, Hezbollah attacked positions and gatherings of the occupation army shortly after the end of the truce in Gaza, and confirmed the achievement of injuries among Israeli soldiers, while 3 Lebanese were killed in Israeli shelling on southern Lebanon.

Hezbollah announced at the time that its fighters targeted four Israeli positions off the southern border of Lebanon, with renewed escalation across the border hours after the end of the Gaza truce.

Hezbollah said it targeted gatherings and deployment points of Israeli forces in the vicinity of Jal al-Alam, al-Marj and Ramya positions, and in the Ramim barracks.

Hizbullah confirmed that it had achieved casualties among Israeli soldiers, noting that two of its operatives had been killed.

The Israeli army said its forces attacked militants near the Zarit area inside Lebanese territory.

The Israeli army added that it intercepted two rockets in Kiryat Shmona, at a time when sirens sounded in the Upper Galilee region.

Source: Agencies