Rocket fired at Israel from south Lebanon
The rocket launch could be heard from an area about 10
kilometers from the Israeli border, Lebanese residents and security
sources said. It was not clear where the rocket landed and there
were no immediate reports of damage and casualties, Reuters
An Israeli drone is hovering over the area from which the rocket
was allegedly fired, Lebanese media reports.
The head of the northern Israeli town of Metula Regional Council, Herzl Boker, told Maariv newspaper that residents heard an explosion to the south of Metula.
“We haven't opened the bomb shelters, but we are ready,”
he said, as cited by Haaretz.
The attack has prompted the Lebanese army and UN peacekeepers to intensify patrols in the region, Jerusalem post reports. The IDF has started a search of the area for a potential rocket impact site.
It was not immediately clear who fired the rocket, Lebanon's state National News Agency reports.
Earlier on Sunday, two rockets were fired at the Hezbollah-controlled district of the Lebanese capital, injuring at least five people. It is still unclear who was behind that shelling, or whether the Lebanese militant movement was the actual target.
The attack in Beirut came hours after Hezbollah chief Sheikh
Hassan Nasrallah pledged his support to the Syrian government and
promised his fighters a “new victory” in Syria, during his
speech on the 13th anniversary of Israel's military withdrawal from