Lebanon News

Rockets from Lebanon hit n. Israel

The Israeli region of Nahariya as seen from south Lebanon. The Daily Star/Mohammed Zaatari

TYRE, Lebanon: Three rockets fired from south Lebanon hit northern Israel, triggering retaliatory artillery fire on the Lebanese border village of Zebqin, a security source told The Daily Star Saturday.

Sirens resounded across the Israeli region of Nahariya after three rockets were fired from the valley of Qulayleh in south Lebanon. The incident came one day after rockets were fired on Israel from the southern region of Hasbaya.   

Israel swiftly responded with artillery fire on Zebqin and Qulayleh in the Tyre region. The area houses two Palestinian refugee camps Bass and Rashidieh. 

AFP quoted the Israeli military as saying that two rockets fired from Lebanon hit northern Israel late on Saturday. No casualties were reported, the military said.

"Two rockets fired from Lebanon hit uninhabited areas in the Nahariya region," a coastal town around 12 kilometres (seven miles) from the border with Lebanon, an army spokeswoman told AFP.

On Friday, a member of Al-Jamaa Al-Islamiya fired rockets at Israel, sources from the group told The Daily Star, adding that the man acted of his own volition in solidarity with the people of Gaza against the ongoing Israeli offensive.

The attack Friday morning triggered Israeli retaliatory artillery shelling of the Lebanese village of Kfar Shuba and heightened tensions on the generally calm border between the two countries. 







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