Iran Ordered Hezbollah to Carry out Attacks on Israel's North - IDF
Iran ordered Hezbollah to escalate against Israel on Sunday, October 15, IDF Spokesperson Brig. Gen. Daniel Hagari said in his Monday morning press conference. “If Hezbollah fails to understand us, the response will be deadly,” said Hagari, repeating the sentence for emphasis.
There has been an ongoing debate about whether Iran was involved more generally, with general training, funding, and logistics support, or with specific direction and responsibility for Hamas' invasion of the South on October 7, but Hagari was unambiguous about his accusation on Monday.
Sirens were heard in western Galilee on Sunday afternoon close to the Lebanon border in the towns of Nahariya, Rosh Hanikra, Hanita, Gesher HaZiv, Betzet, and Shlomi.
Hamas in Lebanon took responsibility for the rocket fire. A spokesperson for the Galilee Medical Center in Nahariya announced they received eight people who had been wounded by the rocket fire. The IDF responded by attacking military infrastructure in southern Lebanon with helicopters.
Besides Hamas in Lebanon, there were also reports of Hezbollah firing systematically to destroy IDF border surveillance equipment to blind its early warning invasion capabilities, much as Hamas made sure to eliminate many IDF border surveillance capabilities on October 7 as it was invading Israel's Gaza corridor.
Earlier, on Friday, Israeli drones, artillery, and tanks struck targets in Lebanon after an apparent drone was intercepted, shots were fired at several military posts on the northern frontier and an explosion damaged the border security barrier, the Israel Defense Forces said.
Further, Hezbollah took responsibility for the firing of anti-tank missiles at IDF outposts near the Lebanon border, killing one man and wounding four others. As a result, the IDF announced on Sunday the creation of a four-kilometer "security zone" on the border to prevent any non-residents from entering the area. (JPost / VFI News)
“God, we ask that You protect our people and help our defense personnel guard all our borders successfully. We pray that the war will soon be over and that no additional enemy will try to compromise Israel’s security. We also pray for the families of the deceased and of those who are held hostage and for the people who have been injured during the vile Hamas and Hezbollah attacks. Lord, we ask that You please comfort these families and help the wounded recover as soon as possible.”
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