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Hamas fires barrage of rockets into occupied territories from south Lebanon

File photo of fighters with the Gaza-based Palestinian resistance movement of Hamas’s armed wing, the Ezzedine al-Qassam Brigades

Hamas says its fighters in southern Lebanon have fired a barrage of rockets against the northern part of the occupied territories in response to the Israeli regime’s ongoing campaign of aggression against Gaza.

The Gaza Strip-based Palestinian resistance movement’s armed wing, the Ezzedine al-Qassam Brigades, claimed the attack on Monday.

Hamas’s fighters “have fired a concentrated rocket barrage from south Lebanon towards” an Israeli military position, al-Qassam said in a statement on Telegram.

The Israeli army said “approximately 20 launches crossed from Lebanon” into the occupied territories, AFP reported.

Citing “media reports,” The Times of Israel said “a barrage of 30 rockets” had been fired, setting off sirens in the Metula and Kiryat Shmona illegal settlements as well as elsewhere across the Upper Galilee.

Al-Qassam described the attack as a “response to the massacres of the Zionist enemy” in the Gaza Strip and the occupied West Bank.

Gaza has been enduring a genocidal Israeli war since October last year.

At least 34,488 people have been killed and 77,643 others wounded in the brutal military onslaught that was launched following Al-Aqsa Storm, a retaliatory operation staged by Gaza’s resistance groups.

Hundreds of others have been killed across the West Bank, where the regime has escalated its aggression against Palestinians since the onset of the war.

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