Israel said to anticipate response — including long-range rocket fire — to alleged Arouri killing

Firefighters extinguish the fire inside an apartment following a massive explosion in the southern suburb of Beirut, Lebanon, on Tuesday, January 2, 2024, in which Hamas deputy leader Saleh al-Arouri was killed. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla)
Firefighters extinguish the fire inside an apartment following a massive explosion in the southern suburb of Beirut, Lebanon, on Tuesday, January 2, 2024, in which Hamas deputy leader Saleh al-Arouri was killed. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla)

Israel is anticipating a response to the alleged assassination of senior Hamas official Saleh al-Arouri in Lebanon, according to Hebrew-language media reports.

The Walla news site and Channel 13 news say that Israel expects a retaliation, including possible long-range rocket fire on Israel.

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