Hezbollah Retaliates with Rockets Following Beirut Hamas Leader's Death

Written by Henrik Rothen

Jan.06 - 2024 10:35 AM CET

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Hezbollah Retaliates with Rockets Following Beirut Hamas Leader's Death.

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Hezbollah launched a significant rocket attack against northern Israel. This act, involving the firing of dozens of rockets, was confirmed by Hezbollah as a direct response to the killing of Hamas's deputy political leader, Saleh Arouri, in Beirut, which Hezbollah attributes to Israel. This is reported by Times of Israel.

Hezbollah's leader, Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah, underscored the need for this action, suggesting that failing to respond would leave Lebanon vulnerable to future Israeli attacks.

Hezbollah claimed a successful strike with 62 rockets targeting an air surveillance base on Mount Meron.

Contrarily, the Israeli military reported the launch of about 40 rockets in the Meron area but did not confirm a base hit. The military responded by striking the cell responsible for the rocket fire.

This tense situation unfolds as U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken is in the Middle East, aiming to mitigate the ongoing Israel-Hamas conflict, now in its 14th week.

His visit is part of broader efforts to stabilize a region fraught with increasing tensions, including recent incidents in the Red Sea, Lebanon, Iran, and Iraq.

This conflict draws international scrutiny and concern, particularly from the U.S., which is keen on preventing further escalation in the region.

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