Jerusalem: Lebanese military group Hezbollah Saturday claimed responsibility for the rocket barrage from Lebanon on Mount Meron in northern Israel earlier in the morning.
In a statement, Hezbollah said it targeted an Israeli military installation in the area with 62 projectiles, adding that the attack is “an initial response” to the alleged Israeli killing of Hamas’ deputy chief Saleh al-Arouri in Lebanon on Tuesday.
“Approximately 40 launches from Lebanon toward the area of Meron in northern Israel were identified,” read a statement issued earlier Saturday morning by the Israel Defense Forces (IDF).
According to the statement, the IDF responded by striking a Lebanese military cell that took part in the launches.
Israeli media reported that there were explosions close to Mount Meron after sirens sounded in some 90 communities close to the northern border with Lebanon. Video circulating on social media showed smoke in several areas in Mount Meron.
No injuries were reported.