On Sunday, the Lebanese armed group Hezbollah carried out a number of precision strikes in northern Israel against military targets. Video evidence has since been released by the group showing that Israeli forces (IDF) suffered equipment losses and possibly casualties as a result of the attack.
The Hezbollah operation involved the use of long-range anti-tank guided missiles (ATGM) that struck their targets some 5 kilometers deep into northern Israel.
The first target to be attacked by Hezbollah was an Israeli army armored vehicle and then this was later followed up with a number of ATGM launches against a military base; this latter attack scored multiple hits.
In response to the attack, the IDF carried out a number of artillery strikes against farmland areas and at least one village in southern Lebanon near the border with Israel.
Initial reports from various sources suggested the death of four Israeli military personnel including a high-ranking commander.
This degree of detail regarding losses needs to be confirmed by other means and will likely be done so in the days to come.
On Sunday, when pictures and video footage were released showing two wounded soldiers being transported to Rambam hospital, certain Israeli media channels and personalities claimed that it was staged events to make Hezbollah think it inflicted military losses and that this was done to prevent further escalation.
Of course it makes no sense to stage casualties to avoid further escalation and then say within a matter of hours that it was faked; the Israeli narrative on events changed three times four times on Sunday.
In all probability, certain Likud Party-linked establishment media groups and personalities are simply trying to cover up for the fact Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu lied a little too soon when he said there were no military casualties.