Report: Lebanese Army finds second rocket launching site in southern Lebanon

ByJPOST.COM STAFF
July 19, 2014 17:49

Last week rockets from Lebanon landed in open areas north of Nahariya in the Western Galilee, and one was fired at a village in the Upper Galilee.

Lebanon rocket

Rocket fired from Lebanon into northern Israel. (photo credit:SHAI VAKNIN/TAZPIT)

An additional rocket launching pad found in southern Lebanon by the Lebanese Army Saturday was the point from which the roughly 10 Katyusha rockets were launched into northern Israel in the last week, according to Lebanese newspaper The Daily Star.

The rockets were launched from a field in the Hasbaya village of Rashaya al-Foukhar, the Star reported.

One man was arrested by Lebanese authorities
last week in connection with shooting rockets into Israel when his rocket launching pad was discovered.



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Lebanese security forces have launched an investigation in search of the perpetrators.

Military investigators were also looking into how the rockets were transported, deployed and launched from Lebanese territory, according to the report.


Last week rockets from Lebanon landed in open areas north of Nahariya in the Western Galilee, and one was fired at a village in the Upper Galilee. There were no injuries in the attacks.

The rockets were not fired by Hezbollah, but by a small radical organization in Lebanon, according to the IDF.

The IDF returned artillery fire towards the source of the rocket fire.

Several rockets have also been deliberately fired at Israel from Syria, landing in open areas in the Golan Heights, according to the IDF.



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