BEIRUT, Jan. 14 (Xinhua) -- Israel responded firing
back nine rockets into southern Lebanon areas of Arkoub and Habarieh in Hassbia
region, while Israeli helicopters flew in low altitude over the area, al-Jazeera
TV reported Wednesday.
Two Katyusha rockets were launched Wednesday morning
from southern Lebanon into Israeli town of Kiryat Shmouna, prompting an Israeli
response of firing back the nine rockets.
This is the second such incident since the war on
Gaza started on Dec. 27. Last Thursday, three Katyusha rockets were also fired
on Israel, resulting in an Israeli retaliation. The Israeli army shelled Hamra,
al-Jiben, and Tayr Harfa towns in southern Lebanon, from where the rockets were
All groups in Lebanon including Palestinian factions
and Hezbollah ruled out any involvement in the rocket launching.
There has been a unanimous Lebanese stand to avoid
any involvement in a confrontation with Israel.
Israel fought a devastating 34-day war with Hezbollah
in July 2006, leaving thousands dead and wounded and destruction of Lebanese
Lebanese army stresses commitment to UN resolution 1701, accusing Israel of violations
BEIRUT, Jan. 14 (Xinhua) -- The Lebanese army reiterated on Wednesday its
commitment to implementing UN Security Council resolution 1701, and accused
Israel of violating terms of the resolution, New TV reported.
The Lebanese army renewed its commitment in a statement
issued following rocket attacks this morning from south Lebanon into northern
Israel prompting an Israeli retaliation. Full story
Lebanese minister denounces firing rockets from S Lebanon
BEIRUT, Jan. 14 (Xinhua) --
Lebanese Information Minister Tareq Mitri denounced Wednesday the firing of
rockets from southern Lebanon into northern Israel, local Naharnet website
"Firing rockets targeting Lebanon's national interest and
the interest of the Palestinian," Mitri told reporters after meeting with
Lebanese Prime Minister Fouad Seniora. Full story
Lebanese TV confirms rockets attack on N Israel from S
BEIRUT, Jan. 14 (Xinhua) --
Two rockets were launched Wednesday morning from South Lebanon's Hassbia area
into northern Israeli town of Kiryat Shmouna, Lebanon's LBC TV reported.
Israel is responding with a number of rockets on South
Lebanon, said the TV report. Full story
Rockets from Lebanon rock northern Israel
JERUSALEM, Jan. 14 (Xinhua)
-- Northern Israel were pummeled by rockets from southern Lebanon on Wednesday
morning for the second time in a week, rekindling fears that Israel might have
to open a second front alongside with the Gaza Strip.
"A number of rockets were launched into northern Israel
this morning. There were no casualties or damage as a result of the attack,"
confirmed the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) in a statement, adding that the IDF
responded to the source of fire. Full story