Americans need to understand the Middle East
How much do we really know?

At The Media Line, we value all points of view and aim to mend our differences through fact-based narrative-inclusive journalism Help support our bold and brave team in Afghanistan, Gaza, Israel, Palestinian Territories, the UAE, and beyond.
Help us continue our work and provide access to the news that matters to you.

Thank you and best wishes to you and yours for this Jewish New Year.
 
Felice Friedson
Founder, President
Israel Escalates With Airstrikes After Rockets Fired From Lebanon
An F-35I belonging to the Israeli Air Force's 116th Squadron takes off at dusk with its afterburner roaring. (Amit Agronov/IAF)

Israel Escalates With Airstrikes After Rockets Fired From Lebanon

Israel launched airstrikes on targets in southern Lebanon overnight between Wednesday and Thursday in response to the launching of rockets Wednesday from Lebanon into northern Israel. The Israeli military said in a statement that its air force struck the site from which rockets had been launched the previous day, as well as an additional launch site that previously had been used to attack Israel. Prior to launching the airstrikes, the Israeli military responded to the rocket fire on Wednesday by firing dozens of artillery shells into Lebanon. No one has claimed responsibility for Wednesday’s rocket attacks on Israel, and the statement from the Israel Defense Forces blamed the Lebanese government, given that it has the ultimate responsibility to exert sovereignty over its territory and make sure rogue militias aren’t dragging the country into war. But all eyes are on Hizbullah, the Shi’ite proxy force for Iran that has both the ideological motivation and the arsenal to strike at the Jewish state. US State Department spokesman Ned Price condemned the rocket fire from Lebanon, telling reporters that “Israel has the right to defend itself against such attacks.” Meanwhile, UN spokesman Stéphane Dujarric said that Maj. Gen. Stefano Del Col, commander of the UNIFIL peacekeeping force in the area, had urged both sides to “exercise maximum restraint to avoid further escalation.”

Give the Gift of Trusted News!

Dear friends,

The Media Line is always there to report to you the stories and issues of the Middle East – completely and in context: TML is the source you can trust.

Know The Media Line to Know The Middle East!

Please support our ad-free, nonprofit news agency. Our seasoned journalists reporting from the Middle East are working day and night during these challenging, yet defining times; and our student interns are honing their knowledge and skills, preparing to emerge as tomorrow’s journalists.

You rely on us and we’re relying on you! Make your online tax-deductible donation here and contact us regarding donations through appreciated stock, donor advised funds, qualifying IRA distributions and other charitable instruments.

Thank you for confidence in The Media Line.
 
Felice Friedson
Founder, President

Invest in the
Trusted Mideast
News source.
We are on the
front lines.

Personalize Your News
Upgrade your experience by choosing the categories that matter most to you.
Click on the icon to add the category to your Personalize news
Browse Categories and Topics
Wake up to the Trusted Mideast News source Mideast Daily News Email
By subscribing, you agree to The Media Line terms of use and privacy policy.
Wake up to the Trusted Mideast News source Mideast Daily News Email
By subscribing, you agree to The Media Line terms of use and privacy policy.