Hezbollah claimed responsibility for launching five attacks from Lebanon against Israel

Hezbollah claimed responsibility for launching five attacks from Lebanon against Israel
Hezbollah claimed responsibility for launching five attacks from Lebanon against Israel

Smoke rises on the Israeli side of its border with Lebanon following a drone attack from Lebanon, amid cross-border hostilities between Hezbollah and Israeli forces, in northern Israel June 23, 2024. REUTERS/Avi Ohayon

The terrorist group Hezbollah claimed responsibility this Sunday for launching five attacks from Lebanon against Israelwhile the crossfire between both parties continues.

The actions committed today were carried out in response to the Israeli selective attack this Saturday, which caused the death of Ayman Ratmaa member of both Hamas and Jamaa al Islamiya, while driving near the Bekaa town of Khiara in eastern Lebanon.

The Hezbollah attacks were carried out with rockets and drones, of which one loaded with explosives hit this morning against Beit Hillel, an Israeli community about four kilometers from the northern border with Lebanon without causing any casualties, according to a statement from the Israeli Army.

The crossfire between both parties has intensified in recent weeks, when renewed fears of an open war between Hezbollah and Israel have erupted again, after the clashes between them for eight months have intensified significantly and the Jewish State He would raise the tone of his threats.

The outbreak of violence takes place within the framework of the Gaza war and is considered the most serious since the war fought by both sides in the summer of 2006.

FILE – Rafik Hariri International Airport in Beirut, Lebanon, March 19, 2020. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar, File)

Hezbollah is storing huge quantities of Iranian weapons, missiles and explosives at the main civilian airport in Beirutas revealed this Sunday by an investigation by the British newspaper The Telegraph.

Citing anonymous whistleblowers who work at the international airport Rafic Haririhe Telegraph He said the stored weapons include unguided artillery rockets Falaq Iranian-made, short-range missiles Fateh-110road-mobile ballistic missiles and M-600 missiles with ranges of more than almost 200 kilometers.

At the airport you would also find AT-14 Kornet laser-guided anti-tank guided missiles (ATGM)huge quantities of short-range ballistic missiles Burkan and the RDX explosivea toxic white powder also known as cyclonite.

According to an airport worker, the weapons arrive at the airport on flights from Iran in “mysterious big boxes.”

“When they started arriving at the airport, my friends and I got scared because we knew something strange was happening,” he said, calling the situation “extremely serious.”

According to the complainants, shipments from Iran increased dramatically since the start of the war in Gazawhich raised fears that the airport would become a military target if war broke out between Israel and Hezbollah.

Another employee warned that an attack on the airport or an explosion there could cause damage of the caliber of explosion that devastated the port of Beirut in 2020 because the Rafik Hariri It is located less than four kilometers from the urban center.

“Beirut will be isolated from the world, not to mention the number of victims and damage”said the airport worker. “It is only a matter of time before a disaster strikes at the airport as well.”

“It’s not just us, it’s ordinary people, people who come and go, who go on vacation,” he added. “If they bomb the airport, Lebanon is finished”.

Hezbollah leaders have already been subject to Western sanctions for smuggling through the airport.

(With information from EFE)

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