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Israel, Hezbollah exchange fire amid US official visit to Beirut

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Israel, Hezbollah exchange fire amid US official visit to Beirut

Amid a go to by U.S. envoy Amos Hochstein to Beirut, Israel and the Lebanese group Hezbollah exchanged cross-border hearth Tuesday.

An Israeli navy assertion stated 20 rockets had been fired from Lebanon at northern Israel, setting off sirens within the Upper Galilee and the Golan Heights.

Israeli forces responded with artillery hearth towards the sources of the rocket hearth, the assertion stated.

Israeli Army Radio stated six rockets had been intercepted by Iron Dome anti-missile methods, whereas the remainder fell into open areas.

There had been no studies of accidents or injury.

Hezbollah-affiliated broadcaster Al-Manar stated the group had fired rockets at Israeli navy websites within the Golan Heights.

The escalation got here as U.S. envoy Hochstein held talks in Beirut with Lebanese Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri and Prime Minister Najib Mikati.

“Restoring calm along the southern border is of utmost importance to the United States and it should be the highest priority for both Lebanon and Israel,” Hochstein stated.

Tension has flared alongside the border between Israel and Lebanon amid an intermittent alternate of fireside between Israeli forces and Hezbollah for the reason that outbreak of the Gaza battle on Oct. 7.

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