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Israel-Hamas war: IDF strikes observation points of militants in Lebanon

Israel-Hamas war: IDF strikes observation points of militants in Lebanon Photo: Israel's army struck militant observation points in Lebanon (Getty Images)

The Israeli Army struck several bases and observation points of militants in southern Lebanon this evening, February 13th, informs the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) Telegram channel.

"Earlier today, two launches from Lebanon toward the area of Har Dov which fell in open areas were identified. In response, the IDF struck the sources of the fire, as well as additional areas in southern Lebanon," the Israeli Army's statement reads.

It is also reported that Israeli fighter jets struck a military post in the Ramyah area and a hidden observation post of militants in Ras al-Far'a in the evening. This location has been used in the past for firing attacks into Israeli territory.

Israel-Hamas war

On October 7, 2023, militants from the radical Palestinian Islamic movement Hamas launched an attack on Israel from the Gaza Strip. In late October, the Israel Defense Forces initiated a ground military operation in the Gaza Strip, which continues to date.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu stated that the operation's goal is the complete destruction of the operational and governmental capabilities of Hamas, as well as the liberation of hostages. Recently, Netanyahu announced the readiness of the Israel Defense Forces to commence a ground invasion in Rafah.

Egypt threatens to suspend a key peace agreement with Israel if the country's army enters the border town.

In turn, the EU and several humanitarian organizations warned of catastrophic consequences of the operation in the city of Rafah. U.S. President Joe Biden urged Netanyahu to protect the civilians of Rafah and develop a plan for the evacuation of people.