Lebanon News

Rockets fired at Israel from south Lebanon, miss target

An Italian UNIFIL soldier patrols the area as Lebanon and Israel resume indirect negotiations on the demarcation of their maritime border at the headquarters of UN peacekeepers in Naqoura, May 4, 2021. (The Daily Star/Mohammed Zaatari)

BEIRUT: Rockets were fired at Israel from south Lebanon Thursday night, in support of Palestinians confronting Israeli attacks on Gaza, Lebanese security sources said.

They said Lebanese Army intelligence identified the car that the attackers used and apprehended a Palestinian national who was involved in the incident. The sources did not identify the suspect but said he belonged to a Palestinian faction.

The Lebanese Army later said it found three rockets in the area that had failed to launch.

The sources said four rockets were fired from the outskirts of Qlieleh village close to the border. The sources said the rockets appear to have been aimed at Shlomi and Nahariya in northern Israel. At least two of the rockets fell in Lebanese territories, while it was not immediately clear where the other two landed.

The Israeli army confirmed three rockets had been fired from south Lebanon but but landed in the Mediterranean Sea, causing no damage or casualties

The U.N. peacekeeping force in the area called on all sides to show restraint.

The sources had said the firing of the rockets did not appear to be the work of Hezbollah. Palestinian factions have a presence in south Lebanon refugee camps and in previous rounds of violence in Gaza, a few rockets had been fired from the same area at Israel.





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