Israeli Army Says Fires Artillery At Lebanon After Rocket Fire
The Israeli army said it launched artillery towards Lebanon on Monday in response to rocket fire from the neighbouring country that failed to hit the Jewish state.
"Six failed launch attempts were identified from Lebanon that did not cross into Israeli territory," the army said in a statement.
"Artillery forces fired toward the sources of the launches."
A Lebanese military source told AFP three rockets had been fired from Southern Lebanon towards Israel.
"Three Grad-type rockets were fired from the Shebaa Farms area," not far from the Israeli border, the Lebanese military source said.
"The situation in the area is now calm," tweeted the UN peacekeeping mission in southern Lebanon, which is in contact with both countries, several hours after the rocket fire.
It is the second time rockets have been launched from Lebanese territory towards Israel since hostilities flared between the Jewish state and armed Palestinian groups in the Gaza Strip last week.