Israel renewed its bombardment of south Beirut Sunday, with warplanes unleashing at least six air strikes on the south Beirut stronghold of Hizbullah - temporarily knocking the guerrilla group’s TV station off air, witnesses said.
Al-Manar television resumed broadcasting about 6 minutes later. The station is Hizbullah’s main communication link, and most of the information the world has received from the guerrilla group about recent fighting was issued by Al-Manar.
Hizbullah headquarters bombarded (Photo: Reuters)
Air Force planes also destroyed a stationary battery of rockets in Lebanon.
The Lebanese capital shook from the blasts and a cloud of thick smoke rose from the targeted area. Witnesses said it was the same neighborhood of Haret Hreik, which houses Hizbullah headquarters that had been hit several times over the past three days.
The distant roar of warplanes could be he heard in downtown Beirut.
The attacks came in response to the rocket barrages on Haifa, which left eight Israelis dead and dozens of others wounded.
Earlier on Sunday Al-Manar TV said Israeli warplanes bombed the Jiyeh power station, some 20 kilometers (12 miles) south of the Lebanese capital. The IDF also targeted weapons caches and areas used by Hizbullah to launch Katyushas.