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Hezbollah Official Injured in Israeli Attack on Lebanon: Security Source


Hezbollah Official Seriously Wounded in Israeli Air Strike in Southern Lebanon

A local Hezbollah official was seriously wounded on Monday in an Israeli air strike on his car in southern Lebanon, according to a Lebanese security source. The incident comes amid the ongoing conflict between Israel and the Palestinian militant group Hamas in the Gaza Strip.

Israeli forces and Hezbollah, a Hamas ally, have been engaged in near-daily fire since the outbreak of war on October 7. The source stated that the Israeli strike specifically targeted a local Hezbollah official in the town of Bint Jbeil, resulting in serious injuries.

Lebanon’s official National News Agency reported that an enemy drone targeted a car near a hospital in Bint Jbeil, which is located near the country’s southern border with Israel. An AFP journalist at the scene witnessed the severely damaged car, with its roof pierced through.

In recent days, Israel has launched a series of strikes that have injured officials from Lebanese and Palestinian armed groups in southern Lebanon. On Saturday, senior Hamas officer Bassel Saleh survived a reported Israeli strike on his car in the Lebanese border town of Hula, while two others were killed. On Thursday, an Israeli drone strike seriously wounded a Hezbollah commander in the southern city of Nabatiyeh, prompting the group to retaliate by firing rockets into northern Israel.

On Monday, Israeli strikes targeted several villages in the south of Lebanon. The cross-border fire since the start of the Israel-Hamas war has resulted in the deaths of at least 231 people in Lebanon, including Hezbollah fighters and civilians. On the Israeli side, nine soldiers and six civilians have been killed.

The ongoing conflict between Israel and Hamas has escalated tensions throughout the region. The conflict initially began as a result of clashes between Israeli security forces and Palestinian protesters in Jerusalem. It quickly escalated into a full-scale war, with both sides launching airstrikes and rocket attacks.

Hezbollah, a Lebanese political and military organization, has long been a staunch supporter of Hamas. The group has provided financial, military, and political support to the Palestinian militant group. Hezbollah’s involvement in the conflict has further complicated the situation and increased the risk of further escalation.

The international community has called for an immediate ceasefire and a return to negotiations to resolve the conflict. However, both Israel and Hamas have shown little willingness to back down. The ongoing violence has resulted in a humanitarian crisis, with thousands of people displaced and essential infrastructure destroyed.

The situation in Lebanon remains tense, with the Israeli strikes targeting Hezbollah officials and infrastructure. The Lebanese government has condemned the Israeli aggression and called for international intervention to stop the violence. However, the conflict shows no signs of abating, and the risk of further casualties and destruction remains high.

As the conflict continues, it is essential for all parties involved to prioritize the safety and well-being of civilians. The international community must exert pressure on Israel and Hamas to cease hostilities and engage in meaningful dialogue to find a peaceful resolution. Only through diplomacy and negotiation can a lasting solution be achieved, ensuring the security and stability of the region.

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