Gallant Says Israel is ‘Ready for Any Situation’ as Hezbollah Bombs Meron Base

Hezbollah bombed the main Israeli air traffic control base along the border with Lebanon. (Photo: video grab, via Hezbollah military media)

By Palestine Chronicle Staff  

Israeli Defense Minister Yoav Gallant said on Tuesday that Hezbollah continues to provoke Israel after the Lebanese Resistance Movement bombed the Meron base.

The Lebanese Resistance Movement Hezbollah announced on Tuesday that it bombed the main Israeli air traffic control base along the border with Lebanon with 20 shells.

Hezbollah said in a statement that it bombed the Meron base, on Mount Jarmaq, “in response to recent assassinations in Lebanon and Syria and the repeated attacks on civilians and homes in our steadfast (Lebanese) villages.”

Hezbollah had already bombed the Meron base with more than 60 missiles following the assassination of Saleh Al-Arouri, deputy head of the political bureau of the Palestinian Resistance Movement Hamas, in an Israeli raid on a building in the southern suburb of Beirut in early January.

Hezbollah also announced that it targeted a gathering of Israeli occupation soldiers on Cobra Hill today with rocket weapons, in support of the “steadfast Palestinian people in the Gaza Strip.”

According to Al-Jazeera, 12 missiles were fired from southern Lebanon towards Israeli positions in Upper Galilee.

Meanwhile, the official Lebanese News Agency reported that Israeli warplanes launched three raids on the town of Blida, targeting three homes.

The agency also reported that Israeli artillery targeted the vicinity of the towns of Tayr Harfa and Al-Dahaira in the western sector of southern Lebanon.

Hezbollah Foils Israeli Attack on Lebanon as Tensions Escalate along the Border

Israeli Defense Minister Yoav Gallant said, “Our eyes are on Hezbollah, which continues to provoke us in the north,” adding that Tel Aviv is prepared for any developments.

In a video statement on Tuesday, Israeli Defense Minister Yoav Gallant said that Israel is “keeping an eye on everything that happens in the north (as) Hezbollah continues to provoke,” Israeli media reported. 

“We are prepared, we do not want war, but we are ready for any situation that may develop in the north.”

Since the start of the Israeli war on Gaza, on October 7, the Lebanese movement Hezbollah has engaged directly, but relatively in a limited way in the war against the Israeli occupation.


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