Lebanon minister says rocket salvo not from Hezbollah

Lebanon's Information Minister Tareq Mitri said on Thursday he did not believe rocket salvo on Israel was from Hezbollah from southern Lebanon, according to an aide.

Lebanon minister says rocket salvo not from Hezbollah

Lebanon's Information Minister Tareq Mitri said on Thursday he did not believe rocket salvo on Israel was from Hezbollah from southern Lebanon, according to an aide.

"Hezbollah assured the Lebanese government that it remains engaged in preserving the stability in Lebanon and respects Security Council resolution 1701," the head of Mitri's office, Toufic Yannieh, quoted the minister as saying.

Mitri said this implied Hezbollah was not involved in the rocket salvo, Yannieh added.

Resolution 1701 ended a 34-day war between Israel and Hezbollah in 2006.

Israel's offensive on Gaza has killed almost 700 Palestinians, including 220 children, and injured 3,000 since December 27, according to Gaza medics.

Aid agencies have declared a total humanitarian crisis in Gaza, owing to the ailing stocks of basic food, water and medical supplies.


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