May 2024 Summary – The Northern Arena

May 2024 is the month with the highest intensity of Hezbollah attacks against Israel since October 2023. Throughout May 2024, Hezbollah carried out 325 attacks. The daily average of attacks was 10 per day, whereas in April, Hezbollah carried out 238 attacks with an average of 7.8 attacks per day.

In terms of analyzing the weapons used by Hezbollah, in May 2024 there was a significant increase in the number of incidents in the use of anti-tank missiles and UAVs, twofold compared to April 2024:

Anti-tank: In May 2024, there were 95 incidents of anti-tank firing, compared to April 2024 when there were 50 incidents.

UAVs: There were 85 UAV infiltration incidents in May 2024, up from 42 in April 2024.

In May 2024, Hezbollah’s operation of the UAV array exhibits a pronounced upward trend. The number of UAV incidents targeting Israel has increased by more than twelvefold over the past four months. As previously mentioned, there were 85 UAV infiltrations into Israeli territory in May 2024, compared to 42 in April, 24 in March, and 7 in February 2024.

High-trajectory: in the number of high-trajectory firing incidents there was a slight trend increase. In May 2024, Hezbollah carried out 139 high-trajectory firing incidents, compared with 128 incidents in April 2024.

From the beginning of the combat in the north, on October 8, 2023, until May 31, 2024, Hezbollah carried out 1,964 attacks on the northern border. 46% of these were carried out against civilian infrastructure and civilian areas.

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Dana Polak Kanarik

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