Announce Lebanese Hezbollah 5 of its fighters were martyred in confrontations with the occupation army in southern Lebanon. It was also announced that it bombed the Israeli Meron base with 62 missiles as part of what it described as the initial response to the assassination of Sheikh Saleh Al-Arouri and his companions, while Israel responded by targeting sites in southern Lebanon, including Sidon district, for the first time.
The party said that its members “rose as martyrs on the road to Jerusalem,” without giving further details, bringing the number of its deaths to 152 since last October 8.
Before that, Hezbollah announced – in a statement – that it had targeted the Meron base, north of Israel, with 62 missiles, noting that it is considered a center for management, surveillance and air control, and constitutes a center for electronic jamming operations and manages air operations towards Syria, Lebanon, Turkey, Cyprus and the northern eastern basin of the Mediterranean Sea. Average.
The party also announced the targeting of the Metula, Bayad Blida, Honin and Avivim barracks, confirming that direct casualties had been achieved.
In return, Israeli warplanes launched a series of raids on various areas in southern Lebanon.
Al Jazeera's correspondent reported that the Israeli raids targeted the town of Kawtharia al-Siyad in the Sidon District for the first time, and the Qulaila Plain, south of Tyre. Israeli fighters also targeted the towns of Adissa, Burj al-Muluk, and Yaron. The surroundings of the towns of Khiam, Markaba, Mays al-Jabal, Hula and Blida were subjected to Israeli artillery shelling.
Pictures showed the Israeli targeting of the Al-Kawthariya area in Sidon district, with two marches and a bombing carried out by a fighter plane.
The Israeli army also announced that the Air Force targeted Hezbollah sites and missile platforms in the towns of Yaroun, Ramia, and Aita al-Shaab in southern Lebanon.
The Israeli army spokesman said that they had monitored the launching of about 40 missiles from Lebanon towards the Jabal al-Jarmaq area in the Upper Galilee.
The Israeli Channel 2 12 reported that sirens sounded in 94 towns and cities on the border with Lebanon, including Safed and Karmiel in the Galilee. For its part, the Israeli Broadcasting Corporation said that the army decided to close all roads and streets along the border with Lebanon.
Yesterday, Friday, Hezbollah Secretary General Hassan Nasrallah renewed, in a televised speech, his pledge to respond to the assassination of Saleh Al-Arouri, a leader in the Islamic Resistance Movement (Hamas), saying, “The response is inevitable.” He also considered that the assassination was a “major and dangerous violation” of the suburb. South.
In a related development, the Islamic Group in Lebanon said – in a statement today, Saturday – that it fired missiles at Kiryat Shmona in northern Israel.
In solidarity with Gaza, Hezbollah and Palestinian factions in Lebanon have exchanged intermittent daily bombardment with the Israeli army since last October 8.
Since last October 7, the Israeli occupation army has launched an aggression against Gaza, which, as of Saturday, left 22,722 martyrs and 58,166 injured, most of them children and women, massive destruction of infrastructure and an “unprecedented humanitarian catastrophe,” according to official Palestinian sources. And internationalism.