January 31, 2020
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Initiation of Lebanon Conflict
IDF launches ground, air and sea attacks toward Hezbollah positions following ambush/botched rescue, including striking IHezbollah's TV station Al-Manar and radio station Al-Nour in Haret Hreyk (Harat Hurayk), a southern suburb of Beirut, and in Baalbeck. Israel begins preparing limited number of reservists
Hezbollah bombardment of Israeli towns begins
The IDF drops leaflets in Southern Lebanon urging civilians to flee to safety.
The IDF strikes multiple Hezbollah positions, warehouses, and strongholds, including Hezbollah headquarters and Hezbollah’s Al-Manar TV station broadcast tower.
Hezbollah fires over 100 Katyusha rockets into Israel, killing two civilians and wounding 19.
IDF Ship Hanit is hit by cruise missiles
The IDF hits hundreds of Hezbollah targets with aerial attacks and artillery shelling, including Hezbollah offices, and the road linking Southern Lebanon to Damascus (resupply route).
PM Olmert lays out the conditions for a ceasefire, calling for the implementation of United Nations Security Council Resolution 1559.
Hezbollah fires 100 rockets into Israel, reaching the city of Tiberias for the first time and leaving 16 civilians wounded. The Minister of Defense calls for a state of emergency on the home front.
Hezbollah fires 47 rockets into Israel, killing 8 and wounding 77 more in Haifa. Rockets also hit Nazareth and Afula. Seen as extension of Hezbollah's reach
IDF continues striking Hezbollah positions and drops leaflets over Nabatiyeh and seven other villages, urging civilians to leave Hezbollah-controlled areas.
Hezbollah fires 116 rockets into Israel, killing children from Nazareth and wounding 18 more.
IDF strikes Hezbollah weapons caches, launch sites, command posts, and communications infrastructure. Two soldiers are killed and seven wounded in a firefight in Southern Lebanon.
Hezbollah fires 129 rockets into Israel, wounding 35 civilians.
IDF begins a limited ground mobilization, sending 2,000 troops into Southern Lebanon. The IDF begins Operation Webs of Steel, and takes over the Hezbollah-held town of Maroun al-Ras.
Hezbollah fires 111 rockets into Israel, wounding 17.
IDF drops leaflets urging Lebanese civilians to move northwards.
Hezbollah fires 169 rockets into Israel, wounding 32.
Operation Webs of Steel 2 continues to operate around Bint Jebel
Hezbollah fires 86 rockets into Israel, wounding 10.
The IDF withdraws from Bint Jebel
Patriot missiles are deployed north of Tel Aviv
Hezbollah fires a long-range Khaibar-1 rocket at Afula.
Hezbollah fires six rockets into Israel, wounding 25.
IDF bombers hit the area around Tayba. The Israeli Army apologised for the damage to an unspecified number of Lebanese Army vehicles in the area.
Capture of Gilad Shalit on the Gaza Border
Emergency Cabinet meeting is held to discuss escalation on northern border
United Nations envoy to the region, Geir Pedrson, condemns the Hezbollah action and calls on Hezbollah to release the soldiers
Lebanese PM Fuad Siniora denies any knowledge of the raid and stated that he did not condone it, a position affirmed by an emergency meeting of the Lebanese government
IDF imposes land and sea blockade on Lebanon, bombs Beirut airport to prevent weapons smuggling
IAF continues attacks on infrastructure, Hezbollah positions, and suspected rocket launch sites
Hezbollah declares a full military alert, annoucning that it has 13,000 rockets capable of achieving depth in northern Israel
In response to Hezbollah threat, DM Peretz tells commanders to prepare civil defense plans
Lebanon Calls for Ceasefire
Hezbollah declares "open war"
Emergency UNSC meeting regarding escalation
Three Patriot anti-ballistic missile batteries deployed in Haifa.
Defense Minister Amir Peretz declares martial law throughout north Israel.
Israel attacks commercial ports in the towns of Beirut and Tripoli, as well as ports in Jounieh and Amsheet, predominantly Christian towns
Hezbollah militants attempted to infiltrate an IDF post on the border.
Vladimir Putin says: "Israel may be pursuing other aims in Lebanon than saving two soldiers taken hostage"
Operation launched to "encircle" Bint Jebel (Operation Webs of Steel 2).
Operation Summer Rains (the operation to recover Schalit)
IAF strikes target a main road in the south of Lebanon killing two civilians dead, with strikes into the night against infrastructure.
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