Shortly after activation of ‘Color Red’ warning sirens, residents in the Western Galilee, Nahariya & other towns & villages along the border, heard sounds of distant explosions.
At least three rockets struck northern Israel Sunday evening after an incoming rocket siren were activated.
There were no reports of any damage or injuries.
Shortly after the sirens, residents in the Western Galilee and other towns and villages along the border heard sounds of explosions.
Lebanese media saying reported that Katyusha rockets had been fired towards Israel. One was fired from al-Hinniyeh near the village of Sur and two others were fired from Tal al-Maaliyeh in southern Lebanon.
“Two Katyusha rockets were fired from a Lebanese village five kilometres (three miles) from the border with Israel,” the Lebanese source told AFP.
Israel’s military said in a statement initial reports indicated that three rockets were fired. “Forces are searching the area,” it said.
Northern Israel was in high alert and had been bracing for a possible Hezbollah response following the killing of Hezbollah terrorist Samir Kuntar overnight.
Kuntar spent 29 years in Israeli custody over his role in the brutal slaying of four Israelis as part of a group which carried out a terror raid from Lebanon in 1979 on the northern Israeli town of Nahariya.
Kuntar killed Danny Haran before killing Haran’s four-year-old daughter Einat by smashing her head with the butt of his rifle. Einat’s mother, Smadar, accidentally smothered her two-year-old daughter Yael while trying to keep her quiet as they hid from the terrorists. The group of attackers also killed policeman Eliyahu Shahar.
Kuntar was released in 2008 as part of a prisoner swap with the Lebanese Shi’ite Hezbollah group for the bodies of IDF soldiers Eldad Regev and Ehud Goldwasser.
(This is a developing story)
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