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215 Rockets Fired at North After IDF Killing of ‘Most Senior’ Hezbollah Officer Yet

Hezbollah launched some 215 rockets and several more missiles and drones at northern Israel on Wednesday, June 12, in what it said was a response to the killing of a senior commander in the terror group by an Israeli airstrike a night earlier.

The barrages marked the largest attack carried out by Hezbollah during ongoing fighting on the Lebanon border amid the war in the Gaza Strip. And the terror group vowed to ramp up its attacks in retaliation for Israel’s elimination of top commander for the central region of the southern border strip, Taleb Abdullah.

At a funeral procession in Beirut, senior Hezbollah official Hashem Safieddine said the group would increase the intensity, force, and quantity of its operations against Israel. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu held a security assessment Wednesday evening “in light of the developments in the north,” his office said.

The successive Hezbollah attacks began on Wednesday morning with a barrage of at least 90 rockets fired at several areas in northern Israel, including Tiberias — for the first time amid the war — Safed and Rosh Pina, sending tens of thousands of people to shelters, as Jewish Israelis celebrated the Shavuot holiday.

The IDF said another 70 rockets were then launched at the Mount Meron area, home to a sensitive air traffic control base. Ten more rockets were fired at the northern community of Zar’it, and an anti-tank guided missile struck a factory of the Plasan armored vehicle manufacturer in Kibbutz Sasa, causing damage.

Many of the rockets were shot down by air defenses. There were no injuries in the attacks, but several rocket impacts sparked fires in northern Israel. Some 25 firefighting teams and eight planes were working to extinguish fires near Amiad, in the Ein Zeitim forest, and near Beit Jann, the Fire and Rescue Service said. (TOI / VFI News)

“Lord, we thank You for protecting us from the barrage of rockets fired from Hezbollah earlier this week. We are also extremely grateful for our defense forces that intercepted many rockets and ensured that no civilian was injured. We pray for Your continual protection over the lives of our people in the northern border in Yeshua’s name, and we trust that You will lead us into long-lasting peace.”

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