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About thirty rockets fired from Lebanon, Benjamin Netanyahu promises military response

The Israeli military says “34 rockets were fired from Lebanon, five of which landed in Israel and 25 were intercepted by anti-aircraft defenses.”

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Israeli soldiers on the border with Lebanon, January 23, 2023. (CHINA NEWS / SIPA)

Several dozen rockets were fired from Lebanon into Israel on Thursday, April 6, the day after a violent attack by Israeli police on the Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem. That’s what the Israeli army says “34 rockets were fired from Lebanon, five of which landed in Israel, and 25 were intercepted” By Air Defense.

Lebanese Prime Minister Najib Mikati condemned the rocket fire at Israel on Thursday evening, and Lebanon “Rejects any expansion from its borders”. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Thursday evening promised a military response to Palestinian groups, hours after the shooting that Israel attributed to them. Several explosions were heard by AFP journalists in Gaza minutes before the Israeli army’s announcement “Conducting Strikes in the Gaza Strip”.

The UN calls for “greater restraint” on “all actors”.

Attacks against Israel are not claimed. The Lebanese army has announced that it has found and destroyed rocket launchers in southern Lebanon. Israel, for its part, has not been told whether Hamas, which is in power in Gaza and whose leader is currently in Lebanon, or Islamic Jihad may be behind the shooting. Both organizations maintain good relations with the powerful pro-Iranian Hezbollah, which de facto controls southern Lebanon.

The last rocket attack from Lebanon towards Israel was in April 2022. Determining the situation “very serious”The United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) has appealed “Control and Avoid Escalation”. The UN Secretary General has condemned “Several rockets fired from Lebanon” and called “All Actors” to do “Extreme Control”. France and the US have also condemned the shooting.

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