On Saturday Israeli warplanes conducted airstrikes in southern Lebanon after Hezbollah attacked Israeli positions on Saturday.
Residents and security sources in the south of Lebanon said that Israeli attacks are the fiercest to date after Hezbollah fired powerful missiles.
Hezbollah hit Israeli positions across the border from the villages of Rmeich and Ayta al-Shaab and the fighting is now the worst since the 2006 war, which is contained on the Israel and Lebanese border, Al-Arabiya reported.
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Smoke was seen over the hills of the Lebanese town of Khiyam and Soheil Salami said the area was hit by Israeli warplanes.
Fouad Khreis, who was speaking to Reuters from Khiyam said, “The shelling today intensified a lot – the shelling by the resistance and the counter shelling by the Israelis.”
“Four shells fell on the outskirts of Khiyam, with no injuries,” he added.
On Friday the Lebanese political party Hezbollah has said that war between them and Israel has already started and the Israeli Defence Force (IDF) are on “very, very high alert” on the northern border.
Hassan Nasrallah said, “The Islamic resistance in Lebanon, ever since October 8 is waging a real conflict…It is a real battle and different from all the previous battles waged by the resistance in Lebanon.”
Nasrallah accused the US for what is happening in Gaza saying the “United States is against a ceasefire, against everything.
“They need to take account for what they are doing to people in the region.”
He added, “The Americans are running the war in Gaza and they are paying the costs of that war.”
The Hezbollah leader sad in a message to the US that his fighters are “well prepared” to deal with their warships based in eastern Mediterranean and that they are “not threatened” by them.
He added, “We even have weapons to deal with them.”