Israeli Strikes Kill Two in Southern Lebanon

10 wounded, some critically, in attack on hospital entrance

An Israeli drone struck the entrance to the Salah Ghandour Hospital in Lebanon’s city of Bint Jbeil today, killing an unidentified man on a motorcycle and wounding an estimated 10 others. Four of the injured were said to be in critical condition.

Israel did not comment on the attack, which is not unusual for strikes with such uncertain outcomes. Hospital officials reported that most of the wounded were family members or friends of patients, who tend to congregate by the entrance. The hospital was said to have received some damage in the attack.

A second strike came against the border village of Aynata, with Israel saying they’d killed a Hezbollah member who was involved in fire against Israeli territory.

Earlier in the day, Hezbollah fired an estimated 35 rockets against the air Base at Mount Meron in northern Israel. Reports from Israeli officials said that the rockets landed in open areas and that there were no injuries.

After the attack on the hospital, Hezbollah fired an additional 25 rockets against the city of Kiryat Shmona. Some of the rockets were intercepted, but ambulances were still in the area checking for wounded, and the results of the attack are so far unclear.

The attacks come just a day after Israel carried out multiple attacks, again focusing on people riding motorcycles, across southern Lebanon. At least eight people were killed, and a number of others wounded.

Author: Jason Ditz

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