With 1st Rocket Attack in 15 Years, Hizbullah Risks War to Test Israel

(Times of Israel) Judah Ari Gross - On Friday, Hizbullah fired 19 rockets at Israel, with 10 intercepted by the Iron Dome missile defense system. The rockets fired at Israel were the fifth such attack from Lebanon in three months, but the first openly carried out by Hizbullah since the 2006 Second Lebanon War. Palestinian factions in Lebanon fired rockets at Israel the first four times, apparently with the tacit approval of Hizbullah, which maintains strict control over southern Lebanon. On Wednesday, Israel responded with airstrikes, the first inside Lebanon since 2014.

2021-08-09 00:00:00

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