WORLD Israel fires artillery towards Lebanon in response to rockets: army

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Israel fires artillery towards Lebanon in response to rockets: army

AFP

22:14, May 19, 2021

A picture taken from the northern Israeli kibbutz of Misgav Am on May 18, 2021 shows Israeli security forces firing tear gas to disperse Lebanese protesting in support of Palestinians along the border with Israel. Five people protesting on the Lebanon-Israel border against air strikes in Gaza were wounded by tear gas cannisters and smoke bombs fired by Israeli forces, Lebanese state media said. (Photo: AFP)

Israel's army said it fired artillery shells towards southern Lebanon after four rockets were launched on Wednesday from Lebanese territory towards the Jewish state.

"Four rockets were fired from Lebanon into Israeli territory. The Iron Dome Aerial Defence System intercepted one of them and the rest most likely fell in open areas," it said in a statement, adding that in response army "artillery are striking a number of targets in Lebanese territory."

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