Photo Credit: Ayal Margolin / Flash 90
Israeli soldiers near the scene where a missile launched from Lebanon hit a group of Israeli soldiers and civilians in Moshav Beit Hillel, near the Israeli border with Lebanon, December 3, 2023.

An Israeli civilian in his 60s was killed in northern Israel during an attack by Hezbollah just a few hours before the start of Hanukkah, the Jewish Festival of Lights.

The victim, whose name has not yet been released, was struck by an anti-tank missile fired at northern Israel during the afternoon by Lebanon’s Iranian proxy.


The wounded man was driven to the Fasuta Junction where he was met by a medical team from the Magen David Adom (MDA) emergency response service. But MDA EMTs and paramedics reported that the man arrived “without signs of life” and they were forced to declare his death.

“The injured man that was brought to us was unconscious, suffering from an injury to his upper body,” noted MDA EMT Ido Akiva. “We have checked him; he was unfortunately without signs of life and we had to determine his death.”

Israel Defense Forces responded to the missile attack with combat helicopters, tanks and artillery fire.

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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.