The Israeli military said it launched artillery toward Lebanon on Monday in response to a rocket fired from a neighboring country that failed to kill the Jewish state.
“Six unsuccessful launch attempts were identified from Lebanon that did not go into Israeli territory,” the military said in a statement.
“Artillery forces fired towards the sources of launch.”
Lebanese military sources told AFP that three rockets were fired from southern Lebanon toward Israel.
The Lebanese military source said, “Three Grad-type rockets were fired from the Sheba Farm area,” not far from Israel’s border.
The United Nations peacekeeping mission in southern Lebanon tweeted, “The situation in the region is now calm, which is in contact with the two countries several hours after the rocket was fired.”
This is the second time rockets have been fired from Lebanese territory toward Israel since the hostilities between the Jewish state and armed Palestinian groups in the Gaza Strip last week.
A Lebanese military source said last Saturday three rockets were fired from southern Lebanon toward the Palestinian refugee camp in Rashidiyah towards Israel. Israel’s army said that they had landed in the sea of rockets.
A source close to Israel’s arch-enemy Hezbollah said that the Lebanese Shia group had nothing to do with the incident.
There have also been protests against Israel’s air campaign over Gaza, a Lebanese demonstrator killed by Israeli fire during a rally in the border region last week.
According to Lebanese state media, several young protesters tried to cross into the northern Israeli border town of Metula.
The Israeli military said on Monday that it had “seen several Lebanese suspects approaching the security fence” in recent days and damaged it.
“The IDF takes any attempt to dissolve Israeli sovereignty very seriously, and will continue to operate in the region in both open and covert ways,” it said in a statement.
More than 200 people have been killed in a fire exchange between Israelis and armed groups in the Gaza Strip, a Palestinian enclave controlled by Islamist Hamas.
Israel launched an airstrike last Monday in response to Hamas firing rockets towards Jerusalem.
This was in response to bloody Israeli police action at the Flashpoint al-Aqsa Mosque complex in Jerusalem, as well as protests against planned Israeli expulsion of Palestinians from their homes in the Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood in East Jerusalem.
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