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Hezbollah fires dozens of rockets at Israeli strategic base in northern occupied territories

The file picture shows Hezbollah rockets being fired into Israeli-occupied territories from southern Lebanon.

Lebanon's Hezbollah resistance movement has targeted a strategic Israeli base on the northern side of the occupied territories with dozens of rockets, as tensions continue to escalate between the two sides across the border. 

In a statement on Sunday, Hezbollah said it had fired 60 Katyusha rockets at the Jebel Al-Marq region, where the Meron Air Base is located, adding that the missiles have directly hit the Meron surveillance base.

The Lebanese resistance group went on to say that the attack led to the destruction of part of the base’s equipment and a fire inside it.

Hezbollah further noted that the attack was carried out in support of the Palestinians in Gaza and in response to the Israeli assassination of one of its members, Meitham Mustafa al-Attar, in Lebanon’s Bekaa region a day earlier.

Israeli media outlets also reported that 60 missiles and rockets were launched from Lebanon towards the Meron Air Base in the Upper Galilee region.

The latest development came a day after Hezbollah fighters conducted new operations against major military installations in the occupied territories, injuring at least two Israeli soldiers.

The resistance group said the rocket attacks came in retaliation for the Israeli military’s attacks on the southern Lebanese villages of Yohmor, Arnoun al-Shaqif and Kfar Tebnit.

The Israeli regime has repeatedly attacked southern Lebanon since October 7, when it launched a genocidal war on Gaza that has killed at least 34,388 Palestinians, most of them women and children.

In retaliation, Hezbollah has launched near-daily rocket attacks on Israeli positions.

The fighting has forced the evacuation of tens of thousands from the northern part of the occupied territories, amid rocket fire and shelling carried out by Hezbollah and allied Palestinian groups.

Hezbollah has vowed to maintain its retaliatory strikes as long as the Israeli regime continues its Gaza war, which has killed 38,100 people and injured 87,828 so far.

Hezbollah has already fought off two Israeli wars against Lebanon in 2000 and 2006. The resistance forced the regime to retreat in both conflicts.

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