Attacks on Hizbullah in Syria and Lebanon intensifying, Israel claims


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Palestinians say the third Friday prayers of Ramadan beside a mosque destroyed by an Israeli raid in Rafah, in the southern Gaza Strip. The Israeli army has begun to isolate the city. Photograph: Haitham Imad Israeli defence minister Yoav Gallant has said Israel is stepping up its attacks on Hizbullah, following air strikes deep into Syrian and Lebanese territory on Friday. Mr Gallant said Israel was “becoming offensive rather than defensive, and we will get to any place where Hizbullah is. Beirut, Baalbek, Tyre, Sidon and the border’s whole length – and places even further, like Damascus”. His comments came...