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Beirut - Lebanese Army Dismantles Rockets Aimed at Israel

Published on: November 19, 2012 12:34 PM
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Beirut - Lebanese military experts on Monday dismantled two Katyusha rockets that were equipped with timers and ready to fire at Israel, a senior Lebanese security official said.

The official said the rockets found near the south Lebanon village of Halta were set up about four kilometers (2.5 miles) away from the Lebanon-Israel border. The weapons were rigged with timers and likely would have been launched had the army not intervened, he said. He did not say when the rockets were meant to be fired.

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The official spoke on condition of anonymity in line with military regulations.

The discovery coincides with a conflict in Gaza, with militants there pounding Israel with rockets and Israel blasting the territory with airstrikes.

In 2008, during the last Israeli offensive on Gaza, several rockets were fired from southern Lebanon at northern Israel, provoking a brief Israeli artillery response.

South Lebanon, the scene of bitter fighting between Israel and Lebanese militant Hezbollah guerrillas in 2006, is considered a Hezbollah stronghold.

There are also Palestinian radical groups and Islamic militants that could also provoke a border incident.


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 Nov 19, 2012 at 01:55 PM kitniyot Says:

well done. Also telling that there has been no rocket fire from the West Bank during all of this. Unlike Hamas, most Arab governments are not actually deadset on getting themselves and their citizens killed for no good reason.

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 Nov 19, 2012 at 02:35 PM ezisk Says:

Can't believe that Lebanon would help Israel

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 Nov 19, 2012 at 03:17 PM Anonymous Says:

Look like somebody in Lebanon, is takeing note of what awaits them if they dare get involved.

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