Weekend Update May 31 – June 02, 2024, 02:45 pm – Northern Arena

  • In the past 72 hours Hezbollah claimed responsibility for 25 attacks against Israel using high-trajectory fire (including Grad and heavy Burkan rockets), anti-tank missiles, suicide UAVs, and an anti-aircraft missile.
  • There were seven events of UAV infiltrations into Israeli territory in the Golan Heights, Upper Galilee, Mevo’ot HaHermon region, and the cities of Arce and Kiryat Shmona for which no responsibility was claimed. In addition, there was one launch towards the Metula area, in which there were no casualties or damage, and no responsibility was taken.
  • On Thursday (May 30) Hezbollah launched anti-tank missiles toward the community of Manara, according to Hezbollah in response to the IDF attacks on Houla in south Lebanon.
  • On Friday (May 31), Hezbollah launched anti-tank missiles and high-trajectory fire toward the communities of Ramot Naftali and Shomera and dozens of Grad rockets toward communities in Western Galilee, Ein Yaakov, Gaaton, and Yehiam (non-evacuated communities).
  • In response to the launches to northern Israel on Friday, IDF fighter jets struck significant Hezbollah assets in the areas of Qana, Hmaileh, and Aadloun in Lebanon.
  • On Saturday (June 1), Hezbollah launched high-trajectory fire toward the communities of Shomera and Netua. According to Hezbollah, this was in response to the IDF attacks on Lebanon.
  • On Saturday, Hezbollah launched heavy Burkan rockets toward Gibor base in the city of Kiryat Shmona. Two buildings were damaged, a supermarket and a military building. Attached is a video of the damage caused.

  • Also on Saturday, Hezbollah claimed responsibility for shooting down Israeli UAV Hermes-900 type using an air surface missile. The UAV got hit and fell in Lebanon territory. Attached is a video of the UAV being shot down.
  • In response to Hezbollah firing a surface-to-air missile at an IDF UAV, IDF fighter jets struck a compound used by the Hezbollah terrorist organization around Beqaa in Lebanon.
  • This morning (June 2), Hezbollah launched suicide UAVs toward the Golan Heights region, toward a military target according to Hezbollah. Attached is a video of kids on a school bus around Kfar Blum running in panic to the shelters during alarms.
  • Over the weekend, the IDF launched more than 40 strikes on Hezbollah targets in Lebanon. Attached is a photo of the locations of the strikes. Approximately 10 Hezbollah terrorist cells in southern Lebanon were struck and approximately four terrorists were eliminated. The forces struck compounds where Hezbollah terrorists were operating, significant assets belonging to Hezbollah, as well as launchers used to fire from Lebanon into Israeli territory. In addition, IDF aircraft struck a surface-to-air missile launcher used by Hezbollah’s air defense unit, in response to the terrorist organization’s attempts to impede IDF aerial operations.
  • In addition, the IDF struck compounds, observation posts, rocket launchers, and Hezbollah terrorist cells around Houla, Maroun El Ras, Aitaroun, Markaba, Naqoura, Yaroun, Tayr Harfa, Jibbain, Khiam, Majdal Zoun, Rachaya Al Foukhar and Majdal Selm.
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Dana Polak Kanarik

Dana Polak Kanarik

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