Two rockets from lebanon strike israel Amid regional tensions over last week’s alleged Iranian attack on an oil tanker in the Gulf last week, two rockets fired from Lebanon hit Israel, which responded with artillery shells.
Israel’s Magen David Adom National Ambulance Service said there were no casualties on the Israeli side of the mountainous border, where rockets ignited brush fire.
Two rockets from lebanon strike israel There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the rocket attack, which was launched from an area in southern Lebanon occupied by Iranian-backed Hezbollah guerrillas.
Rocket attack sirens have been emitted in several Israeli communities, including the border town of Kiryat Shamona in northern Lebanon.
The Israeli army said in a statement that three rockets were fired from Lebanon, one of which landed on the Israeli border and the rest within Israel. Lebanese witnesses also said that several rockets were fired at Israel.
The army said that, in response, [Israeli] artillery attacked Lebanese territory. About two hours after the initial bombardment, the army said its artillery fired again at targets along the border, which could not be identified.
The UN Interim Force in Lebanon says its mission chief and force commander, Major General Stefano del Cornell, is in contact with both sides.
The statement read: “He asked them to stop the fire and avoid further restrictions, especially on this historic anniversary.”
Since Israel’s 200-year war against Hezbollah, the border has been mostly quiet, with advanced rockets.
But small Palestinian groups in Lebanon have fired sporadically at Israel in the past, and on July 20 two rockets were fired at Israel, causing no damage or injury. Israel responded with artillery.
The latest border incident follows an attack last Thursday, which Israel blamed on Iran on an oil tanker off the coast of Oman. Two crew members died, one British and one Romanian. Iran has denied any involvement.
On Tuesday, Britain, Romania and Liberia told the UN Security Council that it was “very possible” that Iran used one or more drones to attack Marser Street, a Japanese-owned petroleum products ship with the Liberian flag operated by the Israeli company. Zodiac.
The United States and the United Kingdom said Sunday they would work with their allies to respond to the attack. Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett said on Tuesday that Israel had left open the option of acting only against Iran if necessary.