In a statement published on the Telegram application, it reported that it had targeted two military sites “with two missile salvos consisting of 40 Grad missiles.”

It placed the bombing in the context of "a response to the massacres against civilians in the Gaza Strip and the assassination of leaders in the southern suburbs of Beirut."

The deputy head of the Hamas political bureau, Saleh Al-Arouri, was killed along with 6 of his companions in an air strike that targeted, on January 2, an apartment in the southern suburb of Beirut, a Hezbollah stronghold.

Lebanese, Palestinian, and American sources confirmed that Israel was the one that launched this operation.

On Wednesday, the Israeli army announced in a statement that it responded to the sources of fire in southern Lebanon, after monitoring 10 missile launches towards the northern region, a number of which were intercepted by air defenses.

The Israeli police said that they were dealing with fragments of missiles that fell in Kiryat Shmona, causing “damage” to property, “with no information available about injuries at this stage.”

Since the start of the exchange of bombing on the border, in the wake of the unprecedented attack launched by Hamas on Israel on October 7, Hezbollah has mainly targeted Israeli sites in support of Gaza and “in support of its resistance,” and from time to time other groups participate in launching rockets.

The Israeli army responds with air and artillery bombardment, which it says targets the party's "infrastructure" and the movements of fighters near the border.

The escalation over more than 4 months prompted tens of thousands of residents on both sides of the border to evacuate their homes, and caused the death of at least 284 people, including 197 Hezbollah fighters, 44 civilians, and at least 24 Palestinian fighters, 10 of whom were from Hamas.

In Israel, the army counted the deaths of 10 soldiers and 6 civilians.

The escalation raised local and international fears that the exchange of bombing across the border would expand into a wide confrontation between Hezbollah and Israel, which fought a devastating war in the summer of 2006.

Hezbollah reiterates that only Israel stopping its war in the Gaza Strip will stop the shooting from southern Lebanon.

However, Israeli Defense Minister Yoav Galant stressed on Sunday that his country's strikes against Hezbollah would not stop even if an agreement was reached on a truce and the release of hostages held by Hamas in Gaza.