Israel and Lebanon Trade Rocket Attacks, 5 Killed in Car Bombing

Israel and Lebanon Trade Rocket Fire

Lebanese rockets hit northern Israel early Sunday morning. No one was injured in the fusillade, but Israel did retaliate with some rocket firings of their own.

People living in the small, northern Israel town of Kiryat Shmona woke up to two large explosions according to an Israeli police spokesman. While no injuries or damages were caused by the rocket fire, the Israeli military did admit to responding with artillery fired at the location pinpointed by Israeli spotters as the origin of the launch.

“We will not allow incidents such as those of this morning to pass quietly,” he said in a statement. “I would not recommend to anyone to test our patience and our determination to protect the security of the people of Israel,” said Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Yaalon.

The region along the border has been mostly silent since a 30-day war during 2006 when Israel and Hezbollah guerrillas in Lebanon fought it out. While there have been occasional flashes of violence over the past few months, the most recent was earlier this month when a Lebanese sniper killed an Israeli soldier.

Sunday’s rocket attack follows a Friday car bombing in a upper-class commercial district behind the government house and above the waterfront of Beirut.

The car bombing also killed former finance minister Mohamad Chatah and his driver. In total five people were killed and 70 wounded in the explosion.

Lebanon has seen other bombings during the Lebanese fall as tensions from Syria’s civil war spill over across its borders.

There has yet to be a claim of responsibility for Sunday’s rocket attack.

By Jerry Nelson





2 Responses to "Israel and Lebanon Trade Rocket Attacks, 5 Killed in Car Bombing"

  1. An Actual Writer   November 29, 2014 at 7:02 am

    No, it’s merely incompetence on the part of this American hack, who has never even visited the region and merely cobbles together his ‘articles’ from other people’s published work and other online sources. Of course it’s lame and unclear.

  2. henrytobiasHenry Tobias   December 30, 2013 at 12:13 am

    This article seems to link the rocket attacks and the car bomb in Beirut. This is not the case and you have not made this clear. Is this deliberate obfuscation on your part?


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