Lebanon Fires Two Katyusha Rockets at Israel’s Western Galilee

Code Red rocket-warning sirens blare in the Western Galilee towns of Shlomi and Nahariya.

IDF returns fires at the rocket launch sites in Lebanon with artillery fire.

 

The IDF confirmed that two rockets were fired from Lebanon towards northern Israel and landed in open areas north of Nahariya on Saturday night. Rocket alert sirens sounded in the area of the attack in Nahariya and Shlomi.

IDF soldiers on patrol – Photo: IDF Spokesperson’s Unit

There were no injuries or damage reported in the attack. In response, the IDF fired at the rocket launch zones in Lebanon with artillery fire.

On Friday morning, one rocket was fired from Lebanon on a village in the Upper Galilee. There were no injuries in the attack.

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Artillery fire was directed at the area from which the rocket was fired, a senior army source said.

The rocket was not fired by Hezbollah but by a small radical organization in Lebanon, Maj.-Gen. (res). Amos Gilad, director of Political-Security Affairs at the Defense Ministry, told Channel 2.

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Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon tours the border with Lebanon, June 24, 2014. – Photo: DEFENSE MINISTRY/ARIEL HERMONI

Earlier in the evening on Saturday, rockets were fired at Tel Aviv and were intercepted over the area of the city following Hamas advance warning of the attack.

The IDF confirmed that the Iron Dome Rocket Defense system intercepted three rockets over the Tel Aviv metropolitan area.

Rocket sirens blared in Tel Aviv and the surrounding towns of Ramat Gan, Ramat Hasharon, Bnei Berak and Givatayim.

Police said a man in Rehovot was lightly injured by shards of a rocket which fell from the sky once it was intercepted.

 

View original Jerusalem Post publication at: http://www.jpost.com/Defense/Two-rockets-fired-from-Lebanon-towards-northern-Israel-362507

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