Rocket from Lebanon hits northern Israel

Wednesday, October 28, 2009 |  Israel Today Staff  

Terrorist forces operating out of UN-monitored southern Lebanon fired a rocket into northern Israel late Tuesday evening, causing no injuries or damage. Israeli forces responded with artillery fire on the source of the rocket fire.

A joint force consisting of UN peacekeepers and Lebanese soldiers later investigated the launch site and found four unused Katyusha missiles, three of which were set up in launch position.

Israeli officials said they hold the Lebanese government responsible for attacks any its citizens carry out against Israel. Jerusalem filed an official complaint with the UN over continued violations of the Security Council resolution that ended the 2006 Second Lebanon War.

According to that resolution, all independent armed forces were to be moved out of southern Lebanon, putting their short-range missiles beyond range of Israel. A huge UN peacekeeping force of 10,000 soldiers is deployed in southern Lebanon to make sure those terms are kept, but has done little to fulfill its mandate.

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