Lebanese authorities arrested two suspects for involvement in rocket attacks
from the country’s territory into northern Israel earlier this month, The Daily
Star reported on Saturday.
According to the report, the Lebanese Armed
Forces stated that the suspects, Youssef Muhammad Fliti and Omar Abdel-Mawla
al-Atrash, confessed to supplying the four rockets used in the
The suspects said that they transferred the rockets to a man in
the southern Lebanese city of Tyre.
Lebanese authorities expected to make
further arrests in the incident, The Daily Star reported.
Of the four
Katyusha rockets fired at Israel on August 22, two crossed the border, causing
some damage, but no injuries. One missile hit Kibbutz Gesher Haziv, damaging a
road and vehicles parked on it. Another struck in a built-up community in the
The Israel Air Force responded to the rockets hours
after they were fired, striking a Palestinian terrorist target south of Beirut.
The IDF attributed the rocket fire to a radical Sunni al-Qaida-affiliated
Yaakov Lappin contributed to this report.
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