Weekend Update July 5-7, 2024, 02:00 pm – Northern Arena

1. In the past 72 hours, Hezbollah claimed responsibility for 19 attacks against Israel, using high-trajectory fire (including Grad rockets), anti-tank missiles, and suicide UAVs.

2. In addition, there were three events of UAV incursions into Israeli territory in the city of Kiryat Shmona as well as near Kfar Yuval and Ramot Naftali. no responsibility was claimed.

3. On Friday (July 5), Hezbollah launched Grad rockets toward the city of Kiryat Shmona. According to Hezbollah, the target was a military base in the city, in practice many rockets hit civilian areas and caused fires and severe property to damage. Two soldiers were injured. Attached is a video from a house in Kiryat Shmona that was hit by one of the rockets. taken from social media (credit: unknown).

4. On Saturday (July 6), Meitham Mustafa Al-Atar was eliminated in an IDF airstrike outside the village of Chaat, in the Beqaa. Al-Atar was a key operative in Hezbollah’s Aerial Defense Unit who visited Iran multiple times to gain training and knowledge in his field.

5. In response to the elimination, this morning (July 7), Hezbollah launched Grad rockets to the Lower Galilee region. Hezbollah claimed that the target was a military base in the area but in practice the rockets hit civilian areas and one man was seriously injured. Attached is a photo of a rocket falling around Nazareth. taken from social networks (credit: unknown).

6. In the past 72 hours, the IDF struck Hezbollah compounds, infrastructures, launching positions, and a surface-to-air missile launcher around Qantara, Rab El Thalathine, Deir Siriane, Talloussa, Naqoura, Meiss El Jabal, Ayta ash Shab, Jibbain Kfarhamam, Markaba, Marwahin, Houla, Bint Jbeil, Kfarkela, and Odaisseh.

7. In addition, IDF soldiers shot artillery fire to remove threats around Naqoura, Yaroun, Maroun El Ras, and Blida.

8. According to local reports in Lebanon, a short while ago a building was attacked near Tyre, in southern Lebanon. In addition, dozens of rockets were launched from Lebanon toward the Upper Galilee, Beit Jan Beit Jann, and Marom HaGalil.

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