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Barak Ayalon, left, and Miri Ayalon

Israeli Mother and Son Killed by Lebanese Missile Fire, IDF Strikes Hezbollah

The Israeli citizens killed on Sunday, January 14, by an anti-tank missile from Lebanon were named as 45-year-old Barak Ayalon and his 70-year-old mother Mira, Israeli media reported on Sunday.

Ayalon was part of Kfar Yuval’s emergency response squad, where he was killed. His father was also seriously injured in the missile fire. The IDF announced later on Sunday that it was counting Ayalon as a soldier fallen in battle.

The IDF responded by targeting an operational command post as well as one other military target belonging to the Lebanon-based Iranian terror proxy, Hezbollah, on Sunday, the IDF stated. The IDF strikes continued until late Sunday evening.

In the IDF announcement, the military said that several rocket launches from Lebanon had been identified throughout the day. Additionally, according to the IDF, the Israeli communities of Misgav Am, Avivim, and Yiron had been targeted. The rockets reportedly struck open areas.

More anti-tank-guided missiles were also launched toward the northern Israel communities of Zar'it, Shomera, and Kfar Yuval. The IDF added that it has been operating in Lebanon throughout the day. (JPost / VFI News)

“Lord, we pray for the Ayalon family that lost two of its members yesterday and we ask that You bring them comfort and peace. We offer our heartfelt condolences to them and we pray for the immediate and full recovery of the wounded father. We also thank You for alerting our military personnel and ask that You guide them into protecting our borders efficiently at all times.”