Hezbollah Struck Two Iron Dome Launchers in Northern Israel With Suicide Drones

Israel targets numerous buildings across southern Lebanon

Israel and Hezbollah continued strikes against one another across the border over the weekend, with Israel reporting that some rockets were intercepted by Iron Dome missile defense systems. Hezbollah has been appearing to test Iron Dome defenses to find ways to allow it to hit Israeli targets.

Saturday, efforts to circumvent Iron Dome took on a new form, as a pair of suicide drones near Kfar Blum were used to attack Iron Dome launchers outright, and scored what were described as “precise hits.”

Israel appeared to downplay, if not completely deny, this. The official Israeli response reported two crashed drones near Kfar Blum with no casualties inflicted. There was no comment on any damage done.

Elsewhere in northern Israel, Hezbollah fire went after Shebaa Farms, the occupied Golan Heights, and Upper Galilee. Hezbollah added it also shelled the Ramim barracks in northern Israel with artillery.

Israel attacked several sites in southern Lebanon describing, as usual, that these were Hezbollah-used sites. IDF also attacked at least two observation posts, both on Saturday and Sunday.

Daily attacks by both sides have become the new normal in southern Lebanon and northern Israel. There is considerable fear among locals, many of them displaced, that it will be a long time before they can safely return home.

The international community has made several proposals to try to forestall any further escalations along the border areas. The United States has tried to incentivize the deal involved in replacing Hezbollah in the border areas with the Lebanese military by offering to fund the deployment.

Any ceasefire in Lebanon is conditioned by Hezbollah on a ceasefire in the Gaza Strip. There has been no indication such a deal has been reached, but it has been worked on for weeks. Israeli officials say a truce in Gaza would allow them to commit more forces to Lebanon.

Author: Jason Ditz

Jason Ditz is Senior Editor for Antiwar.com. He has 20 years of experience in foreign policy research and his work has appeared in The American Conservative, Responsible Statecraft, Forbes, Toronto Star, Minneapolis Star-Tribune, Providence Journal, Washington Times, and the Detroit Free Press.