Israeli air force jets launched repeated air attacks early Sunday morning against targets of the Islamic fundamentalist Hezbollah movement north of the security zone in southern Lebanon.
the pilots reported good hits and all planes returned safely to base, an Israeli army spokesman said.
The raids, which began shortly after midnight, targeted hillsides used by Hezbollah to launch raids against Israel Defense Force positions in the security zone.
The air attacks came in the wake of a week of increased Hezbollah attacks on positions of the IDF and its allied South Lebanon Army in southern Lebanon.
Last week, an IDF soldier was seriously wounded in a clash with Hezbollah gunmen in the eastern sector of the security zone.
The soldier, Gadi Yarkoni, 21, of Moshav Beit Oved near Rehovot was flown to Haifa’s Rambam Hospital, where doctors said he may lose his vision as a result of the injuries.