Six rockets fired from Lebanon toward northern Israel

Six rockets fired from Lebanon toward northern Israel
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Islam News – Six shells were fired from Lebanon towards northern Israel on Monday but fell short of crossing the border, the Israeli military said.

“Artillery forces fired toward the sources of the launches.”

A Lebanese military source told AFP three rockets had been fired from Southern Lebanon towards Israel.

“Three Grad-type rockets were fired from the Shebaa Farms area,” not far from the Israeli border, the Lebanese military source said.

“The situation in the area is now calm,” tweeted the UN peacekeeping mission in southern Lebanon, which is in contact with both countries, several hours after the rocket fire.

It is the second time rockets have been launched from Lebanese territory towards Israel since hostilities flared between the Jewish state and armed Palestinian groups in the Gaza Strip last week.

Last Thursday, three rockets were fired from southern Lebanon near the Palestinian refugee camp of Rashidiyeh toward Israel, a Lebanese military source said. Israel’s army said those rockets had landed in the sea.

A source close to Israel’s arch-enemy Hezbollah said the Lebanese Shiite group had no link to the incident.

Protests have also been held against Israel’s air campaign on Gaza, with a Lebanese demonstrator killed by Israeli fire last week during a rally in the border area.

That came after a number of young demonstrators had tried to cross into the northern Israeli border town of Metula, according to Lebanese state media.

Source: AFP

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