Gantz says Israel must be prepared for multiple threats from Iran



Two rockets launched from Lebanon on Wednesday struck Israel, which responded with artillery fire, amid heightened regional tensions over an alleged Iranian attack on an oil tanker in the Gulf last week. There were no casualties on the Israeli side of the hilly border.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the rocket strike, launched from an area of ​​southern Lebanon under the grip of Iran-backed Hezbollah forces.

In a statement, the IDF said three rockets were launched from Lebanon, one not reaching the Israeli border and the others hitting inside Israel. Witnesses in Lebanon also reported that several rockets were fired at Israel.

“In response, (Israeli) artillery forces attacked Lebanese territory,” the army said. About two hours after the first bombardment, the military said its artillery again fired at targets, which it did not identify, along the border.

The border has been rather quiet since Israel waged a war in 2006 against Hezbollah, which fired rockets.

But small Palestinian factions in Lebanon have fired sporadically at Israel in the past, and two rockets were launched at Israel on July 20, causing no damage or injury. Israel responded to this incident with artillery fire.

The border incident comes after a fatal attack last Thursday blamed on Iran on an oil tanker off the coast of Oman. Iran has denied any involvement.

Britain, Romania and Liberia told the United Nations Security Council on Tuesday that Iran was “very likely” to have used one or more drones to strike Mercer Street – a ship of petroleum products Japanese, flying the Liberian flag, operated by the Israeli company Zodiac. Maritime.

Report by Reuters


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