Israel strikes southern Lebanon in response to rocket fire
Recent weeks have actually seen a string of lethal attacks inside Israel, deadly arrest raids by Israel in the occupied West Bank and rocket attacks into Israel introduced from the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip, as well as clashes in a key Jerusalem holy site.It has actually been the worst violence to shake the area because an 11-day war in between Israel and Gaza militants last year.In a statement, the Israeli military said the rocket landed in an open area in northern Israel early Monday, causing no damage or injuries. It said “regular activity” in northern Israel was continuing and there were no special preventative measures being asked of civilians in the area.There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the rocket fire, but Brig. Gen. Ran Kochav, the military spokesperson, told Israeli Army Radio that he presumed the rocket was launched by Palestinian militants in Lebanon spurred on by the recent events in Israel, the West Bank and Gaza.He stated Israels reaction was meant “to make clear to all who are on the other side, whether it is Palestinian factions, Hamas, the government of Lebanon or Hezbollah that we wont enable Israeli sovereignty to be violated,” he said.Israel and Lebanons militant Hezbollah group are bitter opponents that battled an undetermined monthlong war in 2006.