The assault got here amid heightened tensions after Israeli police clashed with Palestinians inside Al Aqsa Mosque a day earlier.
The Israeli military has stated it intercepted rocket hearth from Lebanon, a day after clashes between Israeli police and Palestinians inside Islam’s third-holiest web site drew warnings of retaliation from across the area.
“A rocket was fired from Lebanon into Israeli territory and was efficiently intercepted,” a military assertion stated on Thursday as Israeli media reported a “salvo” of projectiles had been fired.
Israeli information retailers reported that round 30 rockets had been launched from Lebanon, half of which had been intercepted, whereas 5 landed in Israeli areas.
Israel’s ambulance service stated one man had sustained minor shrapnel accidents.
There was no instant declare of duty for the assault, which got here amid heightened tensions after Israeli police clashed with Palestinians inside Al Aqsa Mosque earlier than daybreak Wednesday and once more within the night.
In response, Israel struck targets in southern Lebanon, stated Lebanon’s Nationwide Information Company with out reporting any casualties.
In accordance with the Lebanon report, Israeli artillery fired “a number of shells from its positions on the border” in the direction of the outskirts of two villages after the launch of “a number of Katyusha sort rockets” at Israel.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was “receiving steady updates in regards to the safety scenario and can conduct an evaluation with the heads of the safety institution,” his workplace stated.
Israeli emergency companies reported a person had been frivolously wounded by shrapnel and a feminine was injured whereas working to a shelter.
Warning sirens sounded within the city of Shlomi and in Moshav Betzet and the Galilee in northern Israel, the military stated.
Israel troops storm Al Aqsa Mosque for second evening focusing on Palestinians
Al Aqsa clashes
Israeli riot police had on Wednesday stormed the prayer corridor of Al Aqsa mosque in a pre-dawn raid.
The violence, throughout each the Jewish Passover and the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, sparked an trade of rockets and air strikes in Gaza, with fears of additional escalation.
Lebanon’s pro-Iranian armed motion Hezbollah had warned earlier on Thursday it will help “all measures” that Palestinian teams might take towards Israel after the clashes.
The militant group Hezbollah is the one Lebanese faction that stored its weapons after the tip of the nation’s 1975-1990 civil warfare.
“Hezbollah forcefully denounces the assault carried out by the Israeli occupation forces towards the Al Aqsa Mosque compound and its assaults on the devoted,” Hezbollah stated in an announcement.
The final rocket fired from Lebanon into Israel was in April 2022.
Safety incidents happen every so often within the border space between Lebanon and Israel, which is guarded by the United Nations Interim Pressure in Lebanon.
Israel, Lebanon’s Hezbollah trade cross-border hearth as tensions flare
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