Lebanon fires on northern Israel

Tuesday, November 29, 2011 |  Ryan Jones  

Four Katyusha missiles were fired from southern Lebanon into northern Israel overnight Monday. Three of the missiles landed on two northern Israel towns, causing minor damage and no injuries. The fourth landed in a nearby wooded area.

Israeli forces returned fire on the source of three of the missiles, and army commanders said they hold the Lebanese government directly responsible for such provocations emanating from its sovereign territory.

While Israel holds Beirut responsible, the attack was likely perpetrated by the Hizballah terrorist militia, which indirectly controls the Lebanese government. Hizballah is backing the blood-soaked and beleagured government of Bashar Assad in neighboring Syria, and the attack on northern Israel could be linked to the death throes of the Assad regime.

Israeli officials have warned that should Assad feel his regime will fall (as now appears likely) and that he has nothing left to lose, he could chose to go out in a “blaze of glory” by striking hard at Israel. It is all but certain that Hizballah would join Assad in such an adventure.

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