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Hezbollah again targets ‘israel’s’ Meron base in response to assassinations in Lebanon, Syria

The Lebanese resistance movement Hezbollah has once again targeted a strategic Israeli airbase in the north of the occupied territories in response to the regime’s genocidal war in the besieged Gaza Strip and its recent assassinations in Lebanon and Syria.

Hezbollah said in a that Israel’s Meron air traffic control base on Mount al-Jarmaq was struck by the resistance movement’s missiles on Tuesday “in support of steadfast Palestinian people in Gaza and their valiant and honorable resistance” against the Israeli occupation.

“The Meron air traffic control base was attacked for the second time with a large number of appropriate missiles, and they achieved direct hits, in response to the recent assassinations in Lebanon and Syria, and the repeated attacks on civilians and homes in our villages,” the statement added.

Israel’s Meron base, which was also targeted by Hezbollah earlier in the month, is the sole air management, monitoring and control center in the north of the occupied territories, to which there is no major alternative.

Lebanese media reported that Tuesday’s strikes were “more focused,” and hit the base “accurately.”

The Israeli occupation army confirmed the latest retaliatory attack by Hezbollah and said the base had been hit, stressing that Meron’s infrastructure was “damaged as a result of being targeted by bombing from Lebanon.”

Israeli media also said electricity was cut off in several illegal settlements in the Meron area.

On January 6, the Lebanese resistance movement targeted Meron base with 62 missiles as part of the initial response to the Israeli assassination of Saleh al-Arouri, the deputy head of the political bureau of the Palestinian resistance movement Hamas.

Arouri was known as the “architect” of the October 7 operation by Gaza’s resistance groups, during which hundreds of missiles were fired at the occupied territories and dozens of Israelis were taken captive.

The Israeli regime has assassinated several high-ranking officials from the resistance front in Syria and Lebanon over the past month.

The Israeli regime launched its devastating war in the Gaza Strip on October 7 after the territory’s Hamas-led Palestinian resistance groups carried out a surprise retaliatory attack, dubbed Operation Al-Aqsa Storm, against the occupying entity.

The Israeli military has also been conducting attacks against the Lebanese territory since then, prompting retaliatory strikes from Lebanon’s resistance movement Hezbollah in support of the Palestinian people in the Gaza Strip.

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

The Israeli campaign in Gaza has killed at least 25,400 people, most of them women and children. More than 62,000 individuals have also been wounded.

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