Two rockets hit Israel from Lebanon

Two rockets have been fired from southern Lebanon into northern Israel, Israel returns fire with shelling

Two rockets hit Israel from Lebanon

World Bulletin/News Desk

Two rockets have been fired from southern Lebanon into northern Israel, Israeli police say.

The mortars were fired from the village of Qalayil and landed in the western Galilee region, according to Al Jazeera, no one was hurt in the incident on Friday afternoon.

The Israeli military responded with eight shells fired into a fruit plantation near the city of Tyre, reports said.

Israel and Hezbollah fought a devastating 34-day war across the border in 2006.

On the Lebanese side more than 1,000 people died, mostly civilians. About 160 Israelis, most of them soldiers, died in the fighting and rocket fire.

Hezbollah has not claimed responsibility for firing the rockets.

U.N. peacekeepers in Lebanon and the Lebanese army deployed extra troops to prevent any escalation, a spokeswoman for the UNIFIL peacekeeping force said.

"UNIFIL is in contact with both sides, urging them to exercise maximum restraint, uphold the cessations of hostilities and avoid taking steps which would lead to further escalation," Yasmina Bouziane said.

UNIFIL was investigating the incident.


 

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