CAIRO (Reuters) – Lebanese armed group Hezbollah stated it hit a key Israeli remark publish early on Saturday with 62 rockets as a “preliminary response” to the killing of Hamas’ deputy chief earlier this week.

Senior Hamas official Saleh al-Arouri was killed on Tuesday, Jan. 2 in an Israeli drone strike on Beirut’s southern suburb of Dahiyeh.

Analysts stated the strike may very well be seen as a message to Hamas ally Hezbollah that even its prime stronghold of Dahiyeh may very well be susceptible to Israeli assault.

Hezbollah had stated his killing wouldn’t go with out punishment. Its head Sayyed Hassan Nassallah stated on Friday that being “silent” on the strike would permit all of Lebanon to be susceptible to extra assaults.

The assertion on Saturday stated the group had hit a essential publish on an elevated hilltop that Israel relied on for “aerial remark” and “air management”.

There was no rapid remark from the Israeli navy. (This story has been corrected to say that the the Hamas official was killed this week, not the final, in paragraph 1)

(Reporting by Maya Gebeily; Writing by Muhammad Al Gebaly; Modifying by Jan Harvey)

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