The Israeli navy stated that it has responded with artillery hearth to the rocket launches from Lebanon.
A salvo of rockets have been fired from southern Lebanon in the direction of Israel, as tensions mount within the border area the place Israeli forces and armed factions in Lebanon have exchanged fire over the past three days.
The information retailers Reuters and AFP reported on Tuesday that quite a few rockets had been fired in the direction of Israel, with Reuters citing a safety supply who stated that Palestinian factions had carried out the motion.
The UN peacekeeping pressure within the space, referred to as UNFIL, stated that it was working to confirm studies of rocket hearth. Israeli forces responded to the missiles with artillery hearth.
“In response to the launches recognized from Lebanese territory towards Israeli territory, IDF (military) troopers are presently responding with artillery hearth,” an announcement from the Israeli navy stated.
Questions of a potential escalation in preventing between Israeli forces and the Iran-backed armed group Hezbollah, based mostly in Lebanon, have loomed over the unfolding struggle between Israel and Hamas in Gaza over the past a number of days.
Up to now, the events have walked a careful line, with restricted hearth that has allowed either side to keep away from a doubtlessly devastating confrontation.
“What’s occurring right here appears to be a sort of contained stress. Lebanon will not be but a struggle zone. Nevertheless it’s an space of operation. However it appears it’s additionally an area for either side to alternate messages,” Al Jazeera’s Ali Hashem reported from southern Lebanon, who stated the rockets fired in the direction of Israel have been intercepted by Israel’s anti-missile system.
Hezbollah has expressed assist for the Palestinians, and fired missiles on Israeli positions within the disputed Shebaa Farms space alongside the border on Sunday. Three Hezbollah members have been killed in an Israeli bombardment on Monday.
Hezbollah additionally denied involvement in an assault on the Israeli border on Monday, for which the armed group Palestinian islamic Jihad claimed duty.
If Hezbollah have been to throw itself into the struggle between Israel and Hamas, the battle would turn into a two-front struggle for Israel.