Hezbollah Rocket Attacks Ignite Massive Fires in Northern Israel

06.04.24 03:27 PM

Rockets ignite skies,
Fires rage in northern lands,
Tension's fierce ascent.

In a series of intense skirmishes, Hezbollah has launched multiple rocket barrages into northern Israel, sparking major wildfires and causing extensive damage. The attacks, which began on June 3 and continued into June 4, resulted in some 15 active fire sites across the Galilee-Golan region. The fires, exacerbated by extreme heat with temperatures exceeding 109 degrees Fahrenheit in Kiryat Shmona and the Sea of Galilee area, threatened several communities and led to evacuations.

The IDF reported that at least 35 rockets were fired by Hezbollah, with 10 intercepted by Israel's aerial defense systems. The rest landed in open areas, causing fires but no reported injuries. One of the rockets struck the yard of a home in Kfar Blum, causing minor damage.

In response, the IDF launched retaliatory strikes on Hezbollah positions in southern Lebanon, targeting launch sites and other military infrastructure. Israeli jets also struck Hezbollah's operational headquarters and several other strategic sites used to launch attacks on Israel.

The situation in northern Israel remains tense, with firefighting teams working tirelessly to contain the blazes. The fires have led to a communications infrastructure failure in some areas, further complicating the emergency response.

Hezbollah's escalation is part of a broader strategy to increase pressure on Israel amid ongoing conflicts in the region. Israeli Defense Minister Yoav Gallant warned that Hezbollah's continued aggression could push Israel toward a critical decision point regarding military action in Lebanon.

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www.jpost.com: Hezbollah rocket causes damage in northern Israel - The Jerusalem Post
www.ynetnews.com: Northern Israel engulfed in flames after Hezbollah attacks, Kiryat Shmona homes ablaze - Ynetnews
allisrael.com: Hezbollah fires massive 48-rocket barrage at northern Israel, IDF strikes back - All Israel News