New Rocket Attack From Lebanon Shakes Israel (Video, Photos)

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New Rocket Attack From Lebanon Shakes Israel (Video, Photos)

An Iron Dome antimissile system is installed near the Israeli side of the border with Syria in the Golan Heights. IMAGE: AMIR COHEN/REUTERS

On May 19, a barrage of rockets was launched from the outskirts of the village of Seddiqine in South Lebanon at northern Israel.

The Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) revealed that a total of four rockets were launched from Lebanon. Rocket sirens were heard in several parts of northern Israel, including the port city of Haifa.

According to the IDF, one of the four rockets was intercepted by the Iron Dome system, while the rest fell in open areas without causing any losses.

The IDF responded to the rocket attack by shelling several areas in South Lebanon. According to Lebanese sources, at least 16 shells landed between Biyyadah Biyyadah. Israeli fighter jets and drones were spotted over the region.

“We are prepared for any scenario on any front,” the IDF said in a brief statement.

No group has claimed responsibility for the attack, yet. The attack was most likely carried out in support of Palestinian forces in the Gaza Strip, which have been facing a large Israeli offensive for more than a week now. Around 240 people were killed in Israeli strikes on the enclave.

Today’s attack was not the first. On May 13, three rockets were fired from South Lebanon at Israel. All three landed off Israel’s shores. On May 17, six rockets were fired towards Israel. All of them failed to cross the Lebanese border.

All the attacks were launched from South Lebanon, a stronghold of Hezbollah. Nevertheless, Lebanese media sources claim that Palestinian fighters were behind all recent rocket attacks.


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