Tensions Escalate: Hezbollah Rocket Attacks on Northern Israel



by FARUK IMAMOVIC

Tensions Escalate: Hezbollah Rocket Attacks on Northern Israel
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The calm of Northern Israel was shattered as 40 rockets were launched towards the IDF base on Mount Miron, a startling event that fortunately resulted in no casualties. This attack, claimed by Hezbollah, contradicts their assertion of having fired 62 rockets.

Amidst the chaos, areas such as Kiryat Shmona and Margaliot witnessed several rocket launches, yet, miraculously, these incidents resulted in neither damage nor injuries. In an alarming but ultimately unfounded development, there were widespread reports of hostile aircraft infiltrating the skies over the Upper Galilee and north Golan Heights.

These claims have since been discredited, highlighting the tense atmosphere and the rapid spread of misinformation during such high-stress situations.

Hezbollah's Statement and IDF's Response

Hezbollah released an official statement, framing the attack on the Meron air control base as a retaliatory action.

They described the base, situated atop Mount Jarmaq in Northern Israel, as a critical center for air surveillance and control, with significant capabilities in electronic jamming over strategic areas including Syria, Lebanon, Turkey, Cyprus, and the northern part of the eastern Mediterranean Sea.

The statement linked the attack to the recent assassination of Sheikh Saleh Al-Arouri and his colleagues in Beirut, indicating a direct response from the organization.

"Meron Base is concerned with organizing, coordinating and managing all air operations towards Syria, Lebanon, Turkey, Cyprus and the northern part of the eastern basin of the Mediterranean Sea.

This base also constitutes a major center for electronic jamming operations on the aforementioned directions, and a large number of elite Zionist officers and soldiers work in this base." the statement said.

In retaliation to these attacks, the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) targeted a squad in Lebanon believed to be involved in the rocket launches.

This swift response underscores the ongoing tension and the delicate balance of power in the region, where actions and reactions are closely intertwined. As the situation in Northern Israel remains fluid, the international community watches closely.

The events of this night have not only rattled the immediate area but have also raised concerns about the broader implications for regional stability and peace.