Remains of Katyusha rocket 311.
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One person was injured in southern Lebanon on Sunday when a rocket apparently fired towards Israel hit a Lebanese border village, security sources in Lebanon said.
They said the rocket was fired from the Wadi al-Qaisiyeh area, about 2 km (one mile) from the frontier and landed in the village of Houla inside Lebanon.
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Two weeks ago, four 122-millimeter rockets were fired from southern Lebanon
just north of the border, and landed in the Western Galilee. No one was hurt but
the rockets caused extensive damage to a chicken coop and a propane gas tank,
which went up in flames. IDF artillery responded by pounding the launch
Lebanese security sources confirmed that four rockets were fired
into Israel from an area between the villages of Aita Shaab and Rumaysh, about 2
km from the border.
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IDF sources said Hezbollah did not appear to be
behind the attacks and that the Islamist group was not believed to be interested
right now in a large-scale conflict with Israel. Responsibility for previous
rocket attacks from Lebanon – the last was in 2009 – was claimed by radical
Palestinian terror groups.Yaakov Katz and Yaakov Lappin contributed to this report.