'Lebanese army dismantles rockets aimed at Israel '
ByREUTERS
19 November 2012 17:52
Security source says army dismantled two rockets in southern Lebanon town Halta, about 1 km from an Israeli military site.
Lebanese policemen [file photo]

Lebanese police men 370 (R). (photo credit:Mohamed Azakir / Reuters)

KFAR SHUBA, Lebanon - The Lebanese army dismantled two rockets in southern Lebanon on Monday that security sources said were aimed towards Israel.

The unfired rockets, on launchers, were found in the town of Halta and were about 1 km from an Israeli military site on Mount Hermon. They appeared to have put in the area since Operation Pillar of Defense began in Gaza last week, the security sources said.



Be the first to know - Join our Facebook page.



Lebanese soldiers surrounded the area around the intended launch site and cut off several nearby roads, according to a Reuters journalist in the area.

The sources gave no information as to who put the rockets there.

The Israeli-Lebanese border has been largely quiet in recent years, though rockets were fired over the border in two incidents last November and December, with only one casualty reported.

Southern Lebanon is home to several Palestinian groups, some of them militant, who may have wanted to respond to the violence between the Israeli military and Palestinian terrorists in Gaza.

There have also been concerns of a possible spillover of tension from the revolt in neighboring Syria against President Bashar Assad, and from a stiffening of Western sanctions against Iran over its nuclear program.

Hezbollah has not commented on reports of rockets being found.

Click for full JPost coverage
Relevant to your professional network? Please share on Linkedin

Tags:
  • Gaza
  • Hezbollah
  • Lebanon
  • rockets
  • operation pillar of defense
  • Prev Article
    Muslim Brotherhood fuel Jordan gas price protests
    Protest in Jordan over gas prices.
    Trucks at the Kerem Shalom Crossing in Gaza [file]
    Truckloads of food, medical supplies enter Gaza
    Next Article
    Share this article via
    from around the web
    Related Content
    brussels airport bombers
    24 January 2017
    'Investigations show Brussels airport bombers were obsessed with Israelis'

    By JPOST.COM STAFF

    Top Stories
    Israel Weather
    • 15 - 23
      Beer Sheva
      15 - 22
      Tel Aviv - Yafo
    • 11 - 15
      Jerusalem
      14 - 17
      Haifa
    • 18 - 24
      Elat
      14 - 22
      Tiberias