'Lebanese army dismantles rockets aimed at Israel '

Security source says army dismantled two rockets in southern Lebanon town Halta, about 1 km from an Israeli military site.

By REUTERS
November 19, 2012 17:52
1 minute read.
Lebanese policemen [file photo]

Lebanese police men 370 (R). (photo credit: Mohamed Azakir / Reuters)

 
X

Dear Reader,
As you can imagine, more people are reading The Jerusalem Post than ever before. Nevertheless, traditional business models are no longer sustainable and high-quality publications, like ours, are being forced to look for new ways to keep going. Unlike many other news organizations, we have not put up a paywall. We want to keep our journalism open and accessible and be able to keep providing you with news and analyses from the frontlines of Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World.

As one of our loyal readers, we ask you to be our partner.

For $5 a month you will receive access to the following:

  • A user uxperience almost completely free of ads
  • Access to our Premium Section and our monthly magazine to learn Hebrew, Ivrit
  • Content from the award-winning Jerusalem Repor
  • A brand new ePaper featuring the daily newspaper as it appears in print in Israel

Help us grow and continue telling Israel’s story to the world.

Thank you,

Ronit Hasin-Hochman, CEO, Jerusalem Post Group
Yaakov Katz, Editor-in-Chief

UPGRADE YOUR JPOST EXPERIENCE FOR 5$ PER MONTH Show me later Don't show it again

KFAR SHUBA, Lebanon - The Lebanese army dismantled two rockets in southern Lebanon on Monday that security sources said were aimed towards Israel.

The unfired rockets, on launchers, were found in the town of Halta and were about 1 km from an Israeli military site on Mount Hermon. They appeared to have put in the area since Operation Pillar of Defense began in Gaza last week, the security sources said.

Be the first to know - Join our Facebook page.


Lebanese soldiers surrounded the area around the intended launch site and cut off several nearby roads, according to a Reuters journalist in the area.

The sources gave no information as to who put the rockets there.

The Israeli-Lebanese border has been largely quiet in recent years, though rockets were fired over the border in two incidents last November and December, with only one casualty reported.

Southern Lebanon is home to several Palestinian groups, some of them militant, who may have wanted to respond to the violence between the Israeli military and Palestinian terrorists in Gaza.

There have also been concerns of a possible spillover of tension from the revolt in neighboring Syria against President Bashar Assad, and from a stiffening of Western sanctions against Iran over its nuclear program.



Hezbollah has not commented on reports of rockets being found.

Click for full JPost coverage

Related Content

July 19, 2018
Sources close to Netanyahu: Trump knew the Iran nuclear deal was bad

By HERB KEINON, MICHAEL WILNER