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Two Israelis Killed in Hezbollah Rocket Salvo

July 10, 2024

by: Akiva van Koningsveld ~ JNS

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Israeli rescue forces at the scene of a Hezbollah rocket attack in the Golan Heights

Wednesday, 10 July 2024 | Two Israelis were killed in a Hezbollah rocket barrage towards the Golan Heights on Tuesday night, medical authorities said.

“At 7:07 p.m., a report was received regarding two casualties as a result of a direct hit in the Golan Heights sector. MDA [Magen David Adom] medics and paramedics report two casualties in critical condition,” the MDA medical emergency response group announced.

The victims, said to be a man and a woman, were declared dead shortly after.

According to initial reports, they were wounded when a projectile struck a vehicle at the Nafah Junction on Route 91, which is located near the headquarters of the Israel Defense Forces’ [IDF] 36th Division.

Following the rocket attack, the Golan Regional Council announced that Route 91 was closed in both directions from the Nafah Junction to the HaShiryon Junction due to “falls in the area.”

The council also advised residents to stay near bomb shelters and avoid public gatherings until further notice “per the army’s instructions.”

The IDF said that, “following the alerts that were activated in the north of the country, about 40 launches were detected that crossed [from] the territory of Lebanon into the area of the central Golan Heights.”

The rocket salvo sparked at least eight fires in open areas across the Golan, according to Israel’s Kan News public broadcaster.

In a statement published by Lebanon’s pro-Hezbollah Al-Akhbar daily, the Iranian proxy group claimed to have targeted the Nafah base in response to the killing of Yasser Nimr Qarnabsh, a top terrorist leader, in an alleged Israeli drone strike outside Damascus earlier on Tuesday.

Qarnabsh was said to have been part of an elite unit responsible for moving terrorists and weaponry from Syria to Lebanon and previously served as Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah’s personal bodyguard.

Also on Tuesday, Hezbollah released a second aerial reconnaissance video of Israeli sites, this time documenting the Golan Heights.

The video includes “scenes of aerial reconnaissance of intelligence bases, command headquarters and camps in the occupied Syrian Arab Golan, returned by aircraft of the Islamic Resistance Air Force,” the Iranian-backed terror army wrote on its Telegram channel.

Hezbollah has attacked the Jewish state’s north nearly every day since October 8, firing thousands of drones, rockets and anti-tank missiles at Israeli towns, killing more than 20 people and causing widespread damage.

Nasrallah has vowed to continue the attacks until a “complete and permanent cease-fire” is reached with Hamas terrorists in Gaza.

Posted on July 10, 2024

Source: (This article was originally published by the Jewish News Syndicate on July 9, 2024. Time-related language has been modified to reflect our republication today. See original article at this link.)

Photo Credit: Israel Fire and Rescue Services/