Israel Attacks Palestinian Base Deep in Northern Lebanon

Explosions reported, but Palestinians say attack failed target

Following drone attacks in the capital city of Beirut, Israeli warplanes carried out an airstrike against a Palestinian base in northern Lebanon’s Bekaa Valley. The base belongs to the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine General Command (PFLP-GC).

Locals in Bekaa Valley reported explosions in the area around the base early Monday morning, though PFLP-GC downplayed the matter, saying that the attack failed to hit its target.

The PFLP-GC has been active for decades, but has been more publicly active since the Syrian Civil War. Like most Palestinian groups it is a sometimes target of Israel, though its presence is almost exclusively in Lebanon and Syria.

The lack of Israeli comments on the attacks in Lebanon may reflect the lack of them killing anyone noteworthy,  though Hezbollah was threatening retaliation over Sunday’s attack, and Lebanese officials are complaining about the Israeli violation of their airspace.

Author: Jason Ditz

Jason Ditz is senior editor of Antiwar.com.