Israel struck a Hezbollah arms site in Lebanon recently, according to a Lebanese media outlet.

A Lebanese security official told the Daily Star yesterday that the Israeli Air Force targeted a shipment of weapons in Janta, which sits along the Israel-Syria border.


The report was also picked up by a number of other Lebanese media sources, though Israel has not commented.

“Two Israeli raids hit a Hezbollah target on the border of Lebanon and Syria,” a source told AFP yesterday.

However, there were conflicting reports on the source of the strike.

“We heard warplanes followed by explosions, it could be along the border with Syria,” said Jaafar al-Musawi, head of Nabi Sheet Municipality in Lebanon, to Al-Jaheed TV.

Israel has a tense relationship with southern Lebanon, which it has squared off with in at least two bloody wars.

Tensions in Syria have led the Jewish state to closely monitor its northern borders, amid fears the Syrian civil war could cause weapons spillover into Hezbollah, one of Israel’s greatest foes.