Beirut [Lebanon], March 28: Hezbollah has said it launched dozens of rockets at Kiryat Shmona, an Israeli border town, in response to Israeli strikes on Lebanon's southern village of al-Habbariyeh that killed seven people.
The Israeli military and the Iran-aligned Hezbollah, an ally of Hamas, have been exchanging near-daily fire across the border since October when the current conflict in Gaza started.
About 30 rockets were launched from Lebanon towards northern Israel on Wednesday, according to the Israeli military. Israeli emergency services said a 25-year-old factory worker in Kiryat Shmona was killed.
The Israeli army's attacks on al-Habbariyeh hit a paramedic centre linked to a Lebanese Sunni Muslim group. The Emergency and Relief Corps said the victims were volunteers.
Reporting from al-Habbariyeh, Al Jazeera's Zeina Khodr said young men were killed in the Israeli strikes that "totally destroyed" the emergency health centre.
"People here tell us that the men who were inside the building were paramedics, volunteers and university students, all in their early 20s," Khodr said.
While the Israeli army claimed it had killed a significant operative, Khodr reported that locals said "that is nothing but fabricated lies . this was a civilian target".
Source: Qatar Tribune