Lebanese president: Israeli agent may have launched Katyusha rocket

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October 29, 2009 09:19

Lebanese President Michel Suleiman claimed Tuesday's Katyusha rocket attack on Kiryat Shmona was in Israel's interest, and suggested that an Israeli agent may have launched the projectile. In an interview with Lebanese Arab-language Al Akhbar newspaper published on Thursday, Suleiman said that an Israeli agent may have launched the 7-centimeter-diameter rocket, stressing that one "must not rule out" Israel being behind the attack. On Tuesday night, a Katyusha fired from the Mount Dov (Shaba Farms) area slammed into a field not far from Kiryat Shmona. The IDF immediately shelled the Lebanese territory from which the projectile was launched, using several rounds of artillery. Suleiman slammed Israel's response to the attack, saying it had used the rocket as an excuse "to continue its violation of Lebanese sovereignty."

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