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466 Killed, 1,438 Injured in Israeli Attacks in Lebanon


Thu 11 Jul 2024 | 01:57 PM
Israa Farhan

The Lebanese Ministry of Health reported on Thursday the casualties resulting from Israeli airstrikes and shelling targeting multiple villages in southern Lebanon, extending to the Beqaa region in the east.

According to the ministry's statement, the cumulative health emergency report up to July 9, 2024, recorded 1,438 injuries and 466 deaths.

The escalation between Israel and Hezbollah has intensified along both sides of the border.

The Israeli military targeted towns deep in southern Lebanon and the Beqaa region, while Hezbollah announced an attack on an ammunition storage base near Tiberias, marking the deepest strike to date at approximately 60 kilometers.

Additionally, Hezbollah targeted the Meron air surveillance base in the occupied Syrian Golan Heights.

Since the beginning of the conflict, the Israeli military has documented 5,450 rocket launches towards northern Israel, including 50 launches in a single day in June.

The Alma Research and Education Center in Israel noted that the majority of these launches in the first three months were anti-tank missiles aimed at areas close to the border. In March, Hezbollah's use of drones increased steadily.

On Sunday, the United Nations Special Coordinator for Lebanon, Janine Hennis-Plasschaert, arrived in Tel Aviv in preparation for a Security Council consultation session on the implementation of Resolution 1701, scheduled before the end of the month.

The United Nations stated that her discussions with Israeli officials are expected to focus on the need to restore calm, allowing for a diplomatic solution that would enable displaced civilians on both sides to return home, and addressing unresolved elements of Resolution 1701.

Since assuming her position last month, Hennis-Plasschaert has engaged extensively with Lebanese leaders and concerned parties to explore ways to de-escalate tensions along the Blue Line.