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Northern front inches closer to full-blown war as one Israeli dies, 20 injured in bloodiest day so far

Rocket barrage reaches as far south as Acre, Haifa outskirts

Israeli security and rescue forces near the scene where an anti-tank guided missile fired from Lebanon hit Moshav Dovev, in northern Israel, Nov. 12, 2023. (Photo: David Cohen/Flash90)

This Sunday saw another peak in the violence on Israel’s northern border, as 14 Israeli civilians and seven soldiers were injured by attacks carried out from Lebanese territory, while rockets were fired at the outskirts of Haifa.

The Hezbollah terror organization claimed responsibility for the attack, using an anti-tank missile that killed one and injured 13 civilians near Dovev on Sunday.

The victims are employees of Israel’s Electric Corporation who were there to repair damage to the power lines due to previous attacks from Lebanon.

The IDF’s Arabic spokesman strongly condemned the attack.

“While the Lebanese Prime Minister stated that he was sure of the rationality of Hezbollah’s actions, the terrorist party’s saboteurs fired anti-armor shells at Israeli civilians from the electricity company, wounding a number of them. This is an irrational terrorist attack that targeted civilians and endangers Lebanon as a country. I believe that the Lebanese Prime Minister should not be reassured by the rationality of Hezbollah’s actions,” Lt.-Col. Avichay Adraee wrote on X.

The attack was carried out as “support for the Palestinian people in the Gaza Strip,” Hezbollah said, falsely claiming it was aimed at “an IDF logistics force that intended to place transmitters and means of espionage.”

In another incident, seven IDF soldiers were lightly wounded by a mortar grenade explosion near Kibbutz Manara.

In the afternoon, a barrage of 15 missiles was launched from Lebanon toward Haifa, with alarm sirens being activated from border communities and the port city of Acre, all the way down to Kiryat Bialik, a suburb of Haifa some 19 miles south of the border.

Four rockets were intercepted, and the rest fell in open areas without injuries or damage being reported.

The Lebanon branch of the Hamas terror organization took responsibility for the attack.

Throughout the day, towns and communities along the border came under rocket and mortar fire, including Kiryat Shmona, Manara, Yakinton, Betzet, Shlomi, and others.

The IDF responded immediately with tank and artillery fire.

In addition, the IDF carried out numerous strikes against anti-tank missile squads, among them the squad responsible for the attack at Dovev, rocket launchers and their squads, as well as Hezbollah targets in southern Lebanon, including a military compound with a weapons depot.

The All Israel News Staff is a team of journalists in Israel.

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