Tensions remain at the southern border where Israeli interceptor missiles exploded, on Wednesday morning, over border villages in the eastern sector of southern Lebanon while Israeli warplanes conducted two waves of airstrikes, focusing their attacks on the outskirts of the town of Beit Liv, in the Bint Jbeil district.

The Arabic-speaking spokesman for the Israeli army, Avichai Adraee, announced on his X account that the Israeli air force “is carrying out raids against Hezbollah targets in Lebanon, particularly in the Ramia sector, targeting depots and weapons production centers” of the pro-Iranian formation.

Seven interceptor missiles exploded as well over the town of Metula. Meanwhile, hostile artillery shelling targeted Al-Khuraybah in Rachaya al-Foukhar then Bint Jbeil, where the home of a Hezbollah official was targeted. No casualties were reported.

In the early morning, a series of rockets originating from Lebanon targeted Israeli towns including Kiryat Shmona. They damaged a building and prompted Israel to activate its Iron Dome defense system. The bombing was claimed by Kataeb el-Kassam, a branch of Hamas in Lebanon operating in southern Lebanon in violation of UN Security Council Resolutions 1701 and 1559. In a statement, the militia said that it targeted two Israeli military positions.

Israeli media reported that sirens sounded in Kiryat Shmona, Ma’ayan Baruch, Kfar Yovel, Gushrin and Beit Hillel in the Upper Galilee.

Israeli media outlets reported that the rockets fired by Hezbollah at the “Meron” base yesterday achieved accurate hits, following the assassination of Deputy Leader of Hamas Saleh al-Arouri on January 2, 2024.