This Saturday, fighting broke out between Israel and Hezbollah in the border area with Lebanon.
According to Reuters, Israel reportedly attacked Hezbollah targets in Lebanon by air and an anti-tank missile hit an Israeli fighter. Meanwhile, the Iran-backed terrorist group reported that Israeli strikes killed six of its fighters.
The escalation of the conflict between Israel and Hezbollah, the worst since the 2006 war, comes amid a fierce counteroffensive by Israeli forces against Hamas in Gaza after the terrorist group attacked Israel massively by land, air and sea on October 7, murdering and kidnapping thousands of civilians.
"A security source in Lebanon said one Hezbollah fighter was killed in the Lebanese area of Hula, opposite the Israeli community of Margaliot, which Israel said was the target of an anti-tank missile attack. The Israeli army said it fired back," Reuters reported, adding that Hezbollah later reported five more deaths after claiming responsibility for the attacks on Israeli forces.
According to the news agency, the violence between both sides has been intensifying since October 7, leaving 7 Israeli soldiers and 19 Hezbollah terrorists dead. Likewise, civilians and journalists died during the fighting, including one from the Reuters media outlet.
According to AP, a senior Hezbollah official, Sheikh Naim Kassem, stated this Saturday, in the midst of the fighting, that his group is now "in the heart of the battle."
Kassem's comments were made during a funeral for one of Hezbollah's fighters.
"Do you believe that if you try to crush the Palestinian resistance, other resistance fighters in the region will not act?" Kassem said. "We are in the heart of the battle today. We are making achievements through this battle."