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Israel reports rockets launched into Galilee from Lebanon

By Gemma Fox     Nov 28, 2011 in World
The Israeli Defense Force (IDF) reports that rockets fired from Lebanon have landed in northern Israel. The IDF have responded with fire.
The Israeli Defense Force has confirmed that rockets fired from Lebanon have landed in northern Israel. The amount of rockets varies from two to several, the exact number not yet known. The incident happened late last night.
The IDF have said that they hold the Government of Lebanon and the Lebanese army responsible for not preventing this attack and have returned fire at the origins of attack after rockets were launched into the area of western Galilee
No casualties have been reported so far but the IDF has declared this incident as severe and their Northern Command is currently assessing the situation. The Israeli Defense Force say that the Northern Command is "operationally prepared".
According to the Jerusalem Post, there were definitely 3 rockets. Two of them were reported to have landed in the town of Netua with minimal damage and no injuries. The other is said to have landed just 700 metres from the border between Israel and Lebanon in Biranit, this time no injuries or damage.
Police are reportedly searching an area in the woods near Kfar Vradim, just south of Ma'alot after local residents reported hearing an explosion.
Some reports say that at least one of the rockets, the one landing in Biranit was a Katyusha rocket.
In 2006 Israel and Lebanon engaged in what became know as the "34-day war" where Hezbollah paramilitary and Israeli military locked horns after Hezbollah launched rockets into Israeli northern territory as a distraction to an attack on Israeli armoured vehicles patrolling the Israeli side of the border.
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