Rockets fired at Israel from Lebanon, draws return fire
An Israeli police spokeswoman said there was no immediate word of damage or casualties from the rocket fire.
There was no immediate claim of responsibility. The attacks from Lebanon have coincided with an Israeli offensive on the Hamas-run Gaza Strip which Palestinian officials say has killed at least 160 people.
Palestinian groups have fired hundreds of rockets into Israel from Gaza during the latest hostilities.
Israeli military spokesman Brigadier-General Motti Almoz linked the Lebanon rockets to the Gaza fighting.
‘Some on the other side are trying to heat up the border. We were not surprised by it, we prepared for it, we knew the Gaza fighting could affect other areas too,’ he told Army Radio.
No injuries have been reported as a result of the three incidents across the Lebanese-Israeli frontier since Friday.
The Lebanese national news agency said two rockets had been fired just after midnight in the latest salvo from Lebanon.
Israeli military said several rockets had been fired from Lebanon at western Galilee, one hitting an open area.
‘No injuries reported thus far. The IDF (Israel Defense Forces) immediately responded with
artillery fire toward the source of the fire,’ the military said in a statement.
A witness in Lebanon heard at least five explosions on the Lebanese side of the border, apparently caused by Israeli shelling.