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A drone launched from Lebanon strikes Israel after air defenses failed to intercept it

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The Israeli army announced on Sunday that its air defenses failed to intercept a drone launched from Lebanon, apparently by the Lebanese Shiite Hezbollah, and struck the Nahariya area, northwest of the country, as part of the clashes. Following the attacks carried out by the Islamic Resistance Movement (Hamas) on October 7 against Israeli territory. The statement said: “Failed interception attempts were made against the plane, but a fire broke out in the area, as firefighters and rescue teams were working to extinguish the fire,” adding that there were no casualties. During the incident, sirens sounded and interceptor missiles were fired at the drone. Shortly before, the IDF announced an attack against a “military building of the Hezbollah terrorist organization” in the Lebanese city of Aita al-Shaab, and “terrorist infrastructure” in Tayr Harfa, the latter in the vicinity of Nahariya. The Israeli army and Hezbollah – which is backed by Iran and has great political weight in Lebanon – have been engaged in a series of clashes since October 8, a day after attacks carried out by Hamas, which left nearly 1,200 people dead and about 240 kidnapped. Since then, Hamas has reported the deaths of more than 36,400 Palestinians.

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