'Rocket fired at Israel lands in south Lebanon'

Security sources in Lebanon say 1 person injured when rocket fired from Wadi al-Qaisiyeh area lands in Lebanese village.

By REUTERS
December 12, 2011 01:46
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Remains of Katyusha rocket fired into North [file]

Remains of Katyusha rocket 311. (photo credit: Reuters)

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 sites.

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.

An organization associated with al- Qaida claimed responsibility.

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.


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