Hezbollah said it fired on an Israeli team that had installed “eavesdropping and spying devices” near the border.
Israel says its warplanes struck Hezbollah targets in southern Lebanon after an incoming anti-tank missile wounded Israelis near the border.
The Israeli army said on Sunday that “a number of civilians were injured” in the anti-tank missile attack near the village of Dovev, just 800 meters (0.5 miles) from the border with Lebanon.
The Israel Electric Corporation said the rocket from Lebanon “hit employees” who were in Dovev repairing power lines destroyed in previous attacks.
The Iran-backed Hezbollah group claimed responsibility, saying it had fired on an Israeli team that had installed “eavesdropping and spying devices” near the border.
Since the October 7 Hamas attack, which followed Israel’s offensive against Gaza, Israel has also engaged in almost daily exchanges of fire with armed groups in southern Lebanon.
Israel has killed more than 11,000 people in the last five weeks – 74 percent of them women and children – while the attack on Gaza led to the displacement of 1.7 million people.
In addition to Hezbollah, the Lebanese branch of Hamas has also launched attacks in southern Israel in recent weeks.
According to the Israeli army, 15 rockets were fired from Lebanon into northern Israel on Sunday, four of which were intercepted by a missile defense system.
The Lebanese branch of the Qassam Brigades claimed responsibility for attacks on the Israeli cities of Haifa, Nahariya and Shlomi in response to “massacres and aggression” in Gaza. According to Israeli doctors, at least ten people were injured.
At least six Israeli soldiers and two civilians were killed in cross-border attacks from Lebanon, according to the army and medics.
Israeli leaders have warned Hezbollah against launching a full-scale attack on Israel, saying it could suffer a similar fate to besieged Gaza if it enters the war.
Israel and Hezbollah fought a months-long war in 2006.
Source : www.aljazeera.com