IDF soldier with binoculars 370 .
(photo credit: REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly)
The IDF resumed searching on Monday for a rocket in northern Israel, after
residents of Metulla, near the Lebanese border, reported hearing a blast and the
shriek of a projectile late Sunday night.
Soldiers searched the area for
hours after the reports, and continued their efforts on Monday morning, but
stopped at 5 p.m. after no traces of a rocket were found.
“Nothing on the
ground shows evidence of a projectile blast, but we are continuing our checks,”
an army spokeswoman told The Jerusalem Post.
One possibility is that the
rocket failed to cross the border and fell inside Lebanon.
night, Lebanese residents and security forces reported that a rocket was fired
from south Lebanon toward Israel, but it was not clear where the rocket landed
and there were no immediate reports of damage inside Israel.
said that the rocket launch could be heard from the Lebanese town of Marjayoun,
about 10 km. from the Israeli border.
The head of the Metulla Regional
Council, Herzl Boker, told Ma’ariv that residents heard a projectile shriek
past, falling south of Metulla.
“We haven’t opened the bomb shelters, but
we are ready,” he said.
Reuters contributed to this report.