In a recent series of events escalating tensions along Israel’s northern border, Israel Defense Forces (IDF) fighter jets launched strikes on several Hezbollah sites in southern Lebanon.

According to multiple reports, these strikes came as a response to a string of assaults by the Hezbollah terror group near the border, including an anti-tank guided missile attack that left 12 people wounded.

This resurgence of hostilities arrived while the IDF continued its offensive in the Gaza Strip, aimed at toppling the Hamas terror group after a week-long truce ended.

Resurgence of Clashes on the Northern Border

Despite not being part of the agreement, Hezbollah and other Iran-backed groups had refrained from daily skirmishes on the northern border and attacks on US troops stationed in Iraq and Syria.

However, December 3 marked a significant shift with a series of attacks attributed to Hezbollah along the border, resuming their assault on Israel since Friday.

Mediated by Qatar, a temporary ceasefire had taken effect between the Israeli forces and Hamas militants from November 24 to 30 to give way for humanitarian aid to enter the war-torn Gaza Strip.

During this period, 50 Israeli hostages held captive in Gaza were also released in exchange for Palestinian prisoners in Israel. It was initially a four-day break in fighting that was extended to a couple more days to allow more hostages to be released.

Mediators continued to negotiate for further extension, but by December 1, the ceasefire came to an end, with both sides blaming each other for violating the terms of the truce.