Israel Says it Struck Hezbollah Sites in Lebanon after Drone Attack on Mount Hermon

An Israeli fighter jet ejects flares while flying over an area near the Lebanon-Israel border, as seen from an undisclosed location in northern Israel, 07 July 2024. EPA/ATEF SAFADI
An Israeli fighter jet ejects flares while flying over an area near the Lebanon-Israel border, as seen from an undisclosed location in northern Israel, 07 July 2024. EPA/ATEF SAFADI
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Israel Says it Struck Hezbollah Sites in Lebanon after Drone Attack on Mount Hermon

An Israeli fighter jet ejects flares while flying over an area near the Lebanon-Israel border, as seen from an undisclosed location in northern Israel, 07 July 2024. EPA/ATEF SAFADI
An Israeli fighter jet ejects flares while flying over an area near the Lebanon-Israel border, as seen from an undisclosed location in northern Israel, 07 July 2024. EPA/ATEF SAFADI

Israel's military said in a statement early on Monday it launched multiple air and artillery strikes overnight on what it said were Hezbollah military targets in Lebanon.

The strikes came after the Iranian-backed militant group said on Sunday it had launched a drone attack on Mount Hermon in the Israeli-occupied Syrian Golan Heights.

Israel has key surveillance, espionage and air defense installations on Mount Hermon where it overlooks the Syrian capital.

Hezbollah said this was its first such bombing since it began trading fire with Israel on Oct. 8, a day after Hamas attacked southern Israel, sparking the Gaza war. Hezbollah says it would halt operations only when the war ends.

Although it had hit other areas in the occupied Syrian Golan Heights repeatedly, Hezbollah said it was the first time to hit the military target that is at the highest elevation in the Israeli-controlled territory.



Britain Will Resume Funding to UN Palestinian Refugee Agency UNRWA

Youths gather with jerrycans to fill up water from a tanker truck in the yard of a school of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA), housing Palestinians displaced by the ongoing conflict in the Gaza Strip between Israel and Hamas, in Jabalia in the north of the Palestinian territory on May 14, 2024. (AFP)
Youths gather with jerrycans to fill up water from a tanker truck in the yard of a school of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA), housing Palestinians displaced by the ongoing conflict in the Gaza Strip between Israel and Hamas, in Jabalia in the north of the Palestinian territory on May 14, 2024. (AFP)
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Britain Will Resume Funding to UN Palestinian Refugee Agency UNRWA

Youths gather with jerrycans to fill up water from a tanker truck in the yard of a school of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA), housing Palestinians displaced by the ongoing conflict in the Gaza Strip between Israel and Hamas, in Jabalia in the north of the Palestinian territory on May 14, 2024. (AFP)
Youths gather with jerrycans to fill up water from a tanker truck in the yard of a school of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA), housing Palestinians displaced by the ongoing conflict in the Gaza Strip between Israel and Hamas, in Jabalia in the north of the Palestinian territory on May 14, 2024. (AFP)

Britain's new Labor government said on Friday it would resume funding to the UN Palestinian refugee agency UNRWA.
Britain was one of several countries to halt their funding to UNRWA following accusations by Israel that some of the agency's staff were involved in the Oct. 7 Hamas attack on Israel that triggered the Gaza war, said Reuters.
Britain's foreign minister, David Lammy, told parliament he was reassured that the agency had taken steps to "ensure it meets the highest standards of neutrality".
"I can confirm to the house that we are overturning the suspension of UNRWA funding, Britain will provide 21 million (pounds) in funds" to the agency, he said.