(Communicated by the IDF Spokesman)

Summary of IDF aerial activity in Lebanon in the past 24 hours

In the past 24 hours the IDF attacked over 120 targets across Lebanon.

Among them:

  • Structures used by Hizbullah for storing weaponry.
  • 5 missile launchers.
  • A number of suspected vehicles which were located nearby missile launching grounds, including a vehicle that was seen fleeing from Katyusha launching grounds.
  • Tunnels in Jabel Zefi, in southern Lebanon, used by Hizbullah in their terror activity against Israel.
  • Communication lines which serve Hizbullah as a main means of communication in order to contact its members.
  • A Hizbullah broadcasting compound in southern Beirut, used as a main tool for propaganda and incitement by Hizbullah.
  • Hizbullah structures and command posts in southern Beirut, Sidon, Baal Beck and southern Lebanon.
  • Over 60 sites used to launch missiles at Israel and routs that lead to them, in order to prevent the Hizbullah from reaching missile launching grounds.

In addition, the IDF is firing artillery at missile launching sites along the Israeli-Lebanese border.

Summary of IDF activity in Lebanon during the day

On Sunday July 23, more than 90 Katyusha missiles were launched at Israel, resulting in the death of two civilians and the wounding of dozens more.

The IDF continues to operate in order to defend the citizens of Israel from the barrage of missiles fired by Hizbullah, which operates from within Lebanese villages, using the local population as human shields.

The IDF carried out during the day more than 120 aerial attacks in Lebanon, to targets such as the following:

  • More than 80 missiles-launching areas
  • The Al Manar television station in Beirut that serves the Hizbullah terror organization.
  • App. 20 vehicles suspected of serving the terror organization in the launching of missiles at Israel, and were recognized fleeing from or staying at missile-launching areas.
  • Missiles launchers used to fire missiles at Israel.
  • Structures serving Hizbullah terrorists for hideout and storage of Hizbullah weaponry.

IDF to assist distribution of humanitarian aid in Lebanon
 
In accordance with IDF policy to maintain the daily life of Lebanese civilian population not involved in terror activity, the IDF will facilitate the transfer of international aid to the citizens of Lebanon.

Humanitarian aid will arrive on ships through the Beirut port and from there will be transferred to regional aid centers across Lebanon, in coordination with the IDF, under the supervision of the International Red Cross.

IDF warns civilians in southern Lebanon to move northward

The IDF continues to operate in order to defend the citizens of Israel from the barrage of missiles fired by Hizbullah, which operates from within Lebanese villages, using the local population as human shields.

In order to avoid unintentional harm to civilians during the operations, the IDF has called upon the Lebanese population in the villages detailed below to vacate the area and move north of the Litani River today. People who ignore this warning are endangering themselves and their families.

The villages are: Tulla, Tallousse, A-Taybe, Markaba, A-Tzuana, El-Hiam and Meiss El-Jabal.

The aforementioned warning is still valid to the following villages: El Kutzer, Shakra, Bint Jbel, Ayanta, Aitarun, Balaida, Barashit, Beit Yahun, A-Tiri, Yaroun, Kounin, Kharsat a-Taleb, Hadatiya, Majed Al Salim, and Khirbet Sahlem.

This warning follows many previous warnings to the population in southern Lebanon, via leaflets, local officials and the Lebanese media, urging them to travel northward.

The IDF’s operations are directed solely at the terrorists, and not against the civilian population.