Smoke rising from Israeli sites in the Upper Galilee after being subjected to missile attack from southern Lebanon (Al Jazeera)

Lebanese Hezbollah announced that today, Tuesday, it targeted the Meron air control base in Jabal al-Jarmaq “with a large missile salvo from several launchers.” In return, Israeli occupation army aircraft launched raids on various areas in southern Lebanon.

The party said that the targeting comes in response to the two Israeli raids yesterday on the town of Budai, in the vicinity of the city of Baalbek in eastern Lebanon.

Al Jazeera's correspondent reported that 40 missiles were fired from southern Lebanon towards Israeli positions in the Upper Galilee.

In turn, Israeli media reported that dozens of missiles fell on the Meron base northwest of the city of Safed, where one of the most important air bases for monitoring and surveillance is located, noting that sirens sounded several times in the towns of “Sasa’a,” “Kfar Hoshan,” and “Doviv.” And "Safsofa" in the Upper Galilee.

Yesterday, Hezbollah announced that it bombed the headquarters of the Golan Division of the Israeli army with dozens of missiles, in response to Israeli aircraft targeting its sites in Baalbek, eastern Lebanon.

On the other hand, the Israeli army spokesman said that Israeli aircraft launched raids on a missile launch site in the Kawkaba area in southern Lebanon, as he put it.

The spokesman added that the raids targeted the sites from which dozens of rockets were launched towards the Golan Heights.

During the past hours, Israeli aircraft also launched raids on Hezbollah military sites in the Aita al-Shaab area in southern Lebanon.

Al Jazeera's correspondent said that Israeli aircraft raided the towns of Mansouri, Jebshit, and Al-Bisariya in southern Lebanon.

He added that Israeli artillery shelling targeted the vicinity of towns in southern Lebanon, including the town of Yaroun and the Tallet al-Hamams area.

Threat of escalation

In a related context, Sheikh Naim Qassem, Deputy Secretary-General of Hezbollah, said, “When the Israeli aggression expands, we will expand our response to prevent it from going further and achieving its goals.”

A member of the Hezbollah bloc in the Lebanese Parliament, Hassan Fadlallah, had vowed to respond to the Israeli bombing of Baalbek and other places in Lebanon.

Fadlallah added during the funeral of one of the fighters that Israel expanded the scope of its attacks by bombing Baalbek and other areas in Lebanon.

Because "the enemy... believes that he is making up for what he suffered this morning at the hands of the heroes of the resistance by shooting down his pride marches with their missiles."

Israeli aircraft bombed the city of Baalbek in the Bekaa, 100 kilometers from the border, for the first time since the outbreak of confrontations between Hezbollah and the Israeli army last October.

An Israeli drone also assassinated Hezbollah field commander Hassan Salami, who was responsible for the missile attacks on Israel.

Israel threatens to launch a large-scale military operation to remove the party’s fighters from the border if a diplomatic settlement is not reached in this regard.

Hezbollah began clashing with the Israeli occupation forces across the border shortly after the Palestinian resistance in the Gaza Strip launched the Al-Aqsa Flood Battle on October 7, and the confrontations resulted in deaths on both sides.

Source: Al Jazeera + agencies