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Some of the rockets in a barrage of 35 projectiles fired by Hezbollah at Kiryat Shmona caused serious property damage, with fires breaking out around the city. May 10, 2024

The Iranian-backed Hezbollah terrorist organization in Lebanon fired a barrage of at least 30 rockets Thursday morning at communities in the Upper Galilee.

Kiryat Shmona, Metula and Tel Hai were among the communities where Red Alert incoming rocket sirens were activated.


The attack followed the IDF’s targeted assassination of a Hezbollah operative riding in a vehicle in the southern Lebanese town of Nabatieh.

A number of the projectiles were intercepted by the Iron Dome aerial defense system. Others landed in open areas.

In response, an IAF aircraft struck and destroyed the launcher from which the projectiles were fired,” the IDF said.

The target of the IDF strike was Muhammad Ali Nasser Faran, 35, a Hezbollah terrorist responsible for significant weapons manufacturing and proliferation of infrastructure, was struck and eliminated by an IAF aircraft in the area of Nabatieh, southern Lebanon.

In recent years, Ali Nasser Faran was responsible for the manufacturing of strategic and specialized weapons for Hezbollah. Over the last few months, the IDF struck Hezbollah weapons manufacturing infrastructure for which he was responsible.

“The elimination of Ali Nasser Faran is part of the IDF and Israeli security forces’ activities to impede Hezbollah’s stockpiling and build-up of weapons designated for use in attacks against Israeli civilians and communities,” the IDF said.

Hezbollah continues to target civilian communities in northern Israel. On Tuesday, at least one house in one of the communities was damaged beyond repair by a terrorist rocket fired from Lebanon.

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Hana Levi Julian is a Middle East news analyst with a degree in Mass Communication and Journalism from Southern Connecticut State University. A past columnist with The Jewish Press and senior editor at Arutz 7, Ms. Julian has written for, and other media outlets, in addition to her years working in broadcast journalism.