Rockets fired from Lebanon towards Israel miss border; IDF retaliates

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Rockets fired from Lebanon towards Israel miss border; IDF retaliates
Six rockets were launched from Lebanon, all of which fell in within Lebanese territory, the IDF reported.
By JERUSALEM POST STAFF, REUTERS
MAY 18, 2021

Sirens were sounded late Monday night in Israel's Upper Galilee communities near the Lebanese border, as residents from the Misgav Am and Metulla area reported hearing sounds of an explosion. Six rockets were launched from Rashaya Al Foukhar north of Kfar Choub in southern Lebanon, all of which fell short of the border and landed inside Lebanese territory, the IDF said. The IDF fired back towards the source of the rocket launch in Lebanon. A Lebanese security source said that about 22 shells were fired by Israeli artillery towards Lebanese territory.

There were no reports of casualties or damage, and the shelling did not appear to signal the opening of a new front in Israel's fighting with militants in the Gaza Strip. The United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL), the UN body tasked with manning the border, tweeted late Monday night that the region is in a state of "calm" after the fire exchange, adding that it has enhanced security patrols of the border. UNIFIL added that immediately after the fire exchange occurred, UNIFIL head Stefano Del Col contacted both parties, urging the exercise of "maximum restraint in order to prevent any escalation of the situation."

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