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Hamas Fires Missile Barrage at Kiryat Shmona Area From Lebanon

(JNS) Izz ad-Din al-Qassam, the “military wing” of Hamas, fired 40 Grad rockets in two barrages at army bases near Kiryat Shmona on Wednesday morning, Feb. 28. Only 10 crossed the border and several were intercepted, according to the Israel Defense Forces.

A building in Kiryat Shmona was hit, causing damage but no injuries, according to police. Police said they were dealing with rocket debris at several sites in the Kiryat Shmona area.

Additionally, the military announced that early on Wednesday, fighter jets struck a Hezbollah weapons storage facility and military structures in the area of Ramya in Southern Lebanon.

The Iranian proxy fired dozens of rockets at the Upper Galilee on Tuesday in the second round of retaliatory attacks claimed by the terror group following IAF strikes in the Beqaa Valley on Monday.

According to Hezbollah, the barrage targeted the Israeli Air Force’s air control base on Mount Meron, which has been attacked several times since Hezbollah joined the war.

Following the rocket attack, IAF fighter jets struck several areas in Southern Lebanon, including the areas of Haniyeh, Jibchit, Baisariyeh and Mansouri, according to the military. IDF artillery also hit targets in the Yaroun area “in order to remove a threat.”

Hezbollah continued to fire rockets and anti-tank missiles towards northern Israel throughout the day on Tuesday, bringing the total number of launches since Monday to 100.

On Monday evening, Hezbollah fired a volley of 60 rockets at the Golan Heights.

On Monday night, the IDF said that fighter jets hit a launch site in the area of the village of Kawkaba in Southern Lebanon. The IDF also reported that fighter jets struck Hezbollah military compounds in the area of Ayta ash Shab. Earlier in the day, an IDF tank struck an additional Hezbollah military compound in Kfarkela.

Also earlier on Monday, fighter jets struck sites used by Hezbollah’s air defense array in the Beqaa Valley “in response to the launch of surface-to-air missiles towards an unmanned aerial vehicle of the Hermes 450 type, that fell earlier today,” according to the IDF spokesperson.

The strikes were the deepest attack carried out by the IDF in Lebanese territory since the beginning of the war.

Separately, the IDF on Monday killed a senior Hezbollah commander in a strike on a car in the town of Mjadel in Southern Lebanon. The IDF identified the terror operative targeted in the strike as Hassan Hossein Salami, the head of Hezbollah’s eastern command.

“Salami belongs to the Nasr unit of the Hezbollah terrorist organization and commanded recent terrorist activities against IDF forces and civilian and military targets in the north of the country,” tweeted IDF Spokesman Rear Adm. Daniel Hagari.

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