Israel bombs southern Lebanon in response to attack | News


Israeli Occupation Forces shelled southern Lebanon on Monday after the occupied territories were hit by a rocket believed to be of Lebanese origin on Sunday night, local media reported.


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For its part, the United Nations (UN) Provisional Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) published a statement calling for calm and moderation in the face of “this volatile situation.”

“Early this morning a rocket was launched from Lebanon towards Israel. The Israel Defense Forces are returning fire with dozens of projectiles,” the statement explained.

The rocket fired from Lebanon was allegedly fired from an area southeast of Tire and landed in an open area near the border with occupied Palestine. No damage or injuries were reported.

In response, Israeli forces shelled an area between Majdal Zoom and the southern Lebanese city of Zibqin and an open area near the Lebanese border. In total, they fired more than 45 artillery shells at southern Lebanese territory. Shelling of the forested area between the outskirts of Tayr Harfa and the outskirts of Napura in the south was also reported.

For his part, the spokesman for the Israel Defense Forces (IDF), Ran Kochav, told local media that the military confirmed the bombing, although he did not clarify the targets of the incursion.

According to the spokesman, the rocket was launched by Palestinian militias, but so far no organization has claimed responsibility for the attack. Kochav believes that this incident is a reaction to Israel’s operations on the esplanade of the Mosques in East Jerusalem, with the aim of expelling Palestinians from there and allowing Jews to visit for a religious holiday.

Beirut demands from its neighbor the return of a strip of territory known as the Shebaa Farms, but Tel Aviv refuses, considering that it is Lebanese territory.

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