Israel fires in Southern Lebanon in response to rocket launch: Israeli army

Tel Aviv-Israeli forces said they fired cannons at Lebanese targets on Wednesday after four rockets were fired at Israel from Lebanese territory.

Israeli missile defense intercepted one of the projectiles, “the rest probably fell into the open area,” the military said. The rocket sounded an air raid warning in the northern city of Haifa and its eastern region.

Lebanese security sources have confirmed that four rockets have been launched from Sedikkin, a village in the region of Lebanon’s southern coastal city of Tire, toward Israel.

It was not immediately known who launched the rocket, and there were no reports of damage on either side.

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On May 17, 2021, Israeli soldiers inspect a residential apartment for damage after colliding with a rocket launched from the Gaza Strip in Ashdod, southern Israel. (Maya Alleruzzo / AP Photo)

This was the third rocket incident from Lebanon since the outbreak of hostilities between Israel and the Palestinian militants in Gaza on May 10.

On Monday, six shells were fired from Lebanon into northern Israel, but crossed the border and triggered retaliatory Israeli artillery. Three rockets launched into Israel on Thursday landed in the Mediterranean with no damage or casualties.

In 2006, Israel shook in southern Lebanon and fought a war with Hezbollah’s guerrillas, which had access to advanced rockets. Since then, the border has been almost quiet.

A small Palestinian faction in Lebanon has sporadically fired at Israel in the past.

By Rami Ayyub

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