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South Lebanon Militias Launch Rockets Into Israel After Israeli Attack on Al-Aqsa Mosque

Yesterday, Israeli security forces stormed one of Islam’s holiest sites, the al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem, beating, shooting, and arresting hundreds of Palestinian worshippers during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan. The attack by the Netanyahu regime has drawn stern condemnations from the Arab and Muslim world.

Israel’s attack on worshippers immediately sparked retaliatory rocket fire from Palestinian resistence forces in Gaza.

Yesterday, Hezbollah also announced that it would support “all measures” Palestinian groups may take against Israel following yesterday’s brutal attack by Israel on Al-Aqsa.

Today, those threats may have materialized into action, with a barrage of rockets fired at IDF positions in Israeli held territory. Thus far, Hezbollah has not taken credit for some 30 rockets fired, although numerous media outlets are reporting that Palestinian militias are said to be reponsible.

It also appears that Israel may have launched its own retaliatory strike, as Hezbollah-affiliated media reports that Israel has responded by shelling the southern Lebanese town of al-Qlaileh.

Will this situation escalate? People on all sides are waiting to see…

Times of Israel reports…

Dozens of rockets were fired from southern Lebanon on Thursday afternoon with 25 intercepted by the Iron Dome air defense system over northern Israel, the military said. At least three people were injured and several buildings were damaged.

The Israel Defense Forces said 34 rockets had been fired toward the border with five landing inside Israel, and most of the rest downed by Iron Dome. The impact sites of four others were not yet clear.

Such a massive barrage would this the largest number of rockets fired from Lebanon since the 2006 war, during which thousands of rockets were launched at Israel. In August 2021, Hezbollah fired 19 rockets at northern Israel.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility, and a Hezbollah source told the Al-Arabiya network that it was not behind the rocket fire, apparently blaming Palestinian groups based in the area…

Continue this report at Times of Israel

READ MORE PALESTINE NEWS AT: 21st Century Wire Palestine Files



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