The farmer who was killed on Thursday by an anti-tank missile that was launched by Hezbollah at the village of Matat in the Upper Galilee has been identified as Ayal Uzon (54), a resident of Kibbutz Gesher Haziv in Western Galilee.
Uzon was brought by IDF medical forces to the Fasuta Junction to be transferred to MDA teams, who pronounced him dead.
Uzon, a father of three, was killed by Hezbollah fire at his vehicle as he drove through his apple orchards not far from the Lebanese border. He and his fellow residents of Gesher Haziv, which is located five kilometers from the border, were not evacuated when the war began. Uzon and his family had left for Haifa and recently returned home.
Earlier in the day, IAF fighter jets struck a series of Hezbollah terror targets in Lebanese territory. Among the targets struck were terrorist infrastructure, launch posts, military posts, and military sites belonging to the Hezbollah terrorist organization.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Defense Minister Yoav Gallant, and IDF Chief of Staff Lt. Gen. Herzi Halevi held a situational assessment at the IDF Northern Command.
"If Hezbollah chooses to launch an all-out war with its own hands, it will turn Beirut and south Lebanon, not far from here, into Gaza and Khan Yunis," Netanyahu threatened.