IDF Confirms: Hezbollah Drone Strikes IDF Base in Northern Israel

By Yoni Weiss

Smoke rises after rockets fired from Lebanon hit an open area in Mount Meron, Wednesday. (David Cohen/Flash90)

The IDF confirmed Thursday that a Hezbollah-launched explosive drone caused damage to a critical military facility in the Lower Galilee on Wednesday. The drone targeted a base housing the IDF’s Sky Dew system, designed to detect missiles, located 35 kilometers within Israeli territory. This marks Hezbollah’s deepest strike since Oct. 7.

A second drone aimed at the base was successfully intercepted.

The attack followed an Israeli airstrike in Tyre that killed Hossein Ibrahim Mechi, a senior Hezbollah commander, prompting a significant barrage of drones and rockets from Hezbollah.

Since Oct. 7, Hezbollah attacks have claimed the lives of 10 Israeli civilians and 14 soldiers.

Hezbollah leaders, backed by Iran, have vowed to continue these assaults, aiming to prevent the return of thousands of northern Israel residents to their homes.

Israeli authorities have reiterated calls for Hezbollah’s disarmament and removal from Southern Lebanon, in line with U.N. Security Council Resolution 1701, which concluded the 2006 Second Lebanon War.

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