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Hezbollah strikes church in Western Galilee

Hezbollah, Hamas’s partner in Lebanon, struck a church in the Western Galilee with a missile on Tuesday injuring a civilian.

The attack on St. Mary’s Church injured one civilian and Israeli forces responded with a heavy exchange of fire after the attack.

Hezbollah continues to fire rockets and missiles at Israeli communities and IDF military installations. Since Oct. 7, when the Palestinian terrorist group Hamas invaded Israel and slaughtered 1,300 people, more than 15,000 rockets and long-range missiles have been fired into Israel by Hamas and Hezbollah.

Like the south, most Israeli civilians have been evacuated from northern Israel. IDF Forces and Magen David Adom emergency medical service teams were treating the injured person at the site of the church, according to Israeli media reports.

Another anti-tank missile was fired at the area after Israeli forces arrived on the scene. Additionally, an anti-tank missile was launched at Moshav Dovev.

The IDF tweeted, “This attack is not only a clear violation of @UN Security Council Resolution 1701, but also a violation of the freedom of worship.”

In his Christmas message to Christians worldwide, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu explained that the Jewish state was confronting “monsters who murdered children in front of their parents and parents in front of their children, who raped and beheaded women, who burned babies alive, who took babies hostages.”

He added: “This is a battle not only of Israel against these barbarians, it’s a battle of civilization against barbarism. And I know in this that we have your support.”

Also on Tuesday morning, Israeli Air Force fighter jets carried out extensive strikes on Hezbollah terror assets in Southern Lebanon according to Lebanese media.

–JNS and Metro Voice

Photo: File. Tasnim News Agency reporter (uncredited). Creative Commons Attribution 4.0

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