2 rockets hit northern Israel, apparently fired from Lebanon

The Galilee. Credit: David Shankbone.

(JNS.org) Two rockets which appeared to be fired from Lebanon on Monday night hit near a moshav in northern Israel, effectively opening up a second front in the current conflict. There there were no injuries or property damage.

At approximately 10:15 p.m., sirens blared across the Upper Galilee region and Hula Valley. After a few seconds, two large explosions were heard in the area, Israel Hayom reported.

According to the Israel Defense Forces, the explosions were the result of two rocket launches from Lebanon, but because the location of the impact was yet undetermined it was still not clear what type of rockets were fired.

The IDF responded with artillery fire at the source of the rocket launches, and Israel issued a harsh complaint to the UNIFIL peacekeeping forces based in southern Lebanon. Monday night’s rocket salvo was the second such attack against Israel in the past 48 hours, coming on the heels of two shooting incidents on the Israel-Syria border in the Golan Heights.

Posted on August 26, 2014 .