In the afternoon of September 1, Hezbollah fighters destroyed a military vehicle of the Israeli military with an anti-tank guided missile (ATGM) near Avivim military post in Upper Galilee.
The Lebanese group said that the attack was carried out by a unit named after Hassan al-Zabib and Yasser Dahir, two of the group’s fighters who were killed in Israeli airstrikes on the Syrian capital, Damascus, last week.
Hezbollah said that several Israeli soldiers were killed or injured in the ATGM strike. However, this is yet to be confirmed.
In its first response, the Israeli military shelled several areas in southern Lebanon with dozens of artillery rounds.
“Anti-tank missiles fired from Lebanon hit IDF military positions in northern Israel. We returned fire toward the source of the attack in southern Lebanon,” the Israeli military said on Twitter.
Israeli authorities opened rocket shelters in Upper Galilee in the aftermath of Hezbollah’s attack.
The situation along the separation line between Lebanon and Israel will likely escalate further in the upcoming few hours.