Previous Israeli bombing on the outskirts of a town in southern Lebanon (French)

Mutual bombardment between Lebanese Hezbollah and Israel continued on both sides of the border on Monday, while Israeli Foreign Minister Israel Katz said that "time is running out" to reach a diplomatic solution.

Al Jazeera's correspondent reported that the Israeli army launched raids on the Labouneh area and the town of Al-Jabain in southern Lebanon, while its artillery bombed the vicinity of the towns of Rashaya Al-Fakhar, Al-Fardis, Markaba, Shebaa, Kafr Hamam, Tayr Harfa, and Al-Dhahira.

On the other hand, 3 rockets were fired from southern Lebanon towards Israeli military sites in the occupied Kfar Shuba hills, in addition to 5 rockets from the central border sector towards Israeli sites in the Upper Galilee.

Hezbollah said that this afternoon, its fighters bombed the Al-Samaqa and Ruwaisat Al-Alam sites in the Kafr Shuba hills and Shebaa Farms with missile weapons, and achieved direct hits.

This morning, the party mourned 3 of its fighters, saying they "rose as martyrs on the road to Jerusalem."

Yesterday, Sunday, the party announced that it attacked 6 sites and gatherings of Israeli soldiers off the southern Lebanese border.

Sigourney (right) listens to an explanation from his Israeli counterpart in Jerusalem (European)

Politically, Israeli Foreign Minister Israel Katz said during his meeting with his French counterpart Stephane Ségournet in Jerusalem that “time is running out” to reach a diplomatic solution in southern Lebanon.

Katz added that "Israel will move militarily to return the residents who were evacuated from their homes" to the northern border region if a diplomatic solution is not reached, according to a statement by the Israeli Foreign Ministry.

Hezbollah entered into a confrontation with Israel following the Al-Aqsa Flood operation on October 7th and the outbreak of the Israeli war on Gaza.

The authorities were forced to evacuate tens of thousands of Israelis from settlements and towns near the border with Lebanon.

Israeli officials threatened to launch a massive military operation if a settlement was not reached that would remove Hezbollah fighters from the border beyond the Litani River, while the party waved a strong response.

Source: Al Jazeera + agencies