Iran-backed Hezbollah launches missile attack from Lebanon into northern Israel

President Joe Biden has vowed to stand with Israel and defend the country against Iran prior to the attack.

Published: April 13, 2024 11:42am

Updated: April 13, 2024 12:08pm

Hezbollah, the Iranian backed militia and terrorist group, fired dozens of rockets from Lebanon into northern Israel on Friday night, with some being intercepted, some hitting open areas and others falling short into Lebanon. 

This attack, in which no Israelis were killed or injured, came as the country is anticipating strikes from Iran or its proxies in retaliation for a strike in Syria on April 1, allegedly by Israel, that killed several Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps members, according to The Times of Israel.

Prior to the attack from Hezbollah, President Joe Biden vowed to stand with Israel and defend the country against Iran.

"We are devoted to the defense of Israel. We will support Israel and help defend Israel and Iran will not succeed," he said, according to The Hill.

The Israel Defense Forces announced that the military responded with airstrike attacks on Hezbollah targets in Lebanon.

IDF Rear Admiral Daniel Hagari vowed that “Iran will bear the consequences for choosing to escalate the situation any further,” according to the New York Post.

The Defense Department has not yet made a statement about the recent Hezbollah attacks. 

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