Today, Thursday, the Israeli army intercepted a number of missiles launched from Lebanon towards Israel.
And Israeli media confirmed that 100 missiles were launched from southern Lebanon towards Israel. According to the Israeli Broadcasting Authority, two settlers were injured in the missile attack from southern Lebanon.
Separately, the army announced that warning sirens sounded in several locations in the north, and according to Al-Arabiya and Al-Hadath correspondents, Israel activated the alert in additional settlements in Western Galilee.
Israel bombed the outskirts of two towns in southern Lebanon with heavy artillery, according to the official National News Agency, in response to targeting them with shells fired by unknown persons from the same area. The agency stated that “the Israeli occupation artillery bombed a number of heavy shells (…) the outskirts of the towns of Qulaila and Al-Maaliyah in the Tire district,” after the area witnessed “the firing of a number of Katyusha rockets” towards Israel.
The Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, will hold consultations with the army and security chiefs due to the developments.
In a related context, the Lebanese army began to deploy on the border with Israel to locate the rocket launch.
A source close to Hezbollah said, “We have nothing to do with the rocket fire,” while sources suggest that Palestinian factions were behind the rocket fire.
These reports come at a time of heightened tension after Israeli forces stormed Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem this week.