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Hezbollah fires several rockets at northern occupied Palestine

A picture taken on the outskirts south Lebanon's village of Aitaroun shows smoke billowing following Israeli bombardment on December 20, 2023. (Photo by AFP)

The Lebanese resistance movement Hezbollah has carried out rocket attacks on a town in northern occupied Palestine close to the border with Lebanon, in response to Israel’s continuous assaults against the Palestinian people in Gaza.

A Hezbollah statement reported that the group fired salvos of artillery rounds and rockets toward the Israeli town of Kiryat Shmona at 12:15 am on Thursday.

"In support of our steadfast Palestinian people in Gaza and in solidarity with their brave and honorable resistance, and in response to the Israeli enemy's persistent targeting of villages and civilian homes, the fighters of the Islamic Resistance at 12:15 am on Thursday, December 21, 2023, targeted the settlement of Kiryat Shmona (the occupied town of Al-Khalsa) with a salvo of Katyusha rockets," the statement said.

In a statement later in the day, the resistance group noted that its fighters launched incendiary rockets at the Biranit Woodlands in response to an earlier Israeli strike, reiterating that it would not hesitate to defend Lebanese villages and towns and would respond to the enemy's aggressive actions.

The latest attacks came a day after the movement targeted multiple Israeli military positions in close proximity to the border between Lebanon and the occupied territories.

The resistance stressed that the operations took place in support of Palestinians in the Gaza Strip who have come under a relentless Israeli war.

The Israeli military has been carrying out attacks against the Lebanese territory since October 7, when it launched a war of genocide on the Gaza Strip, prompting retaliatory strikes from Hezbollah in support of the Palestinian people in the besieged territory.

The movement has vowed to keep up its retaliatory operations as long as the regime continues its onslaught against Gaza.

So far, the Israeli military aggression has claimed the lives of more than 20,000 people across Gaza.

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