Two Front War Draws Closer as Northern Battles Spike

Oct 19, 2023 7:30 pm | Ticker, Virtual Jerusalem

Today saw an addition escalation on Israel’s northern border, with the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) taking aggressive action after a barrage of approximately 30 rockets was fired into Israel from Lebanon. The IDF identified the sources of six rocket launches in the Western Galilee, with five landing in open areas and the sixth successfully intercepted. In response, the IDF carried out strikes in southern Lebanon.

Following further rocket barrages, the IDF identified approximately 20 distinct rocket launches from Lebanese territory into Israel. This led to reports of rocket impacts in Kiryat Shmona, resulting in injuries to three individuals. Hamas’s military wing initially claimed responsibility for the rocket attacks from Lebanon, and Hezbollah later took responsibility for the initial barrages.

This escalation has raised concerns and underscores the ongoing security challenges Israel faces on its northern border, with both Hamas and Hezbollah showing their willingness to engage in hostilities. Hesbollah has warned that an IDF ground entry into Gaza would be a red line for the Lebabon-based terror organization.