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More rockets fired from Lebanon as Hezbollah claims responsibility

The IDF says more than 10 rockets had been launched but that most had been intercepted by Iron Dome

Michael Daventry is foreign editor of Jewish News

At least 10 rockets were fired at northern Israel across the border from Lebanon on Friday for a third day of hostilities.

Most of the rockets were intercepted by the Iron Dome defence system and Israeli forces responded with artillery fire, the IDF said.

There were no reports of damage or casualties.

Hezbollah claimed responsibility for the rocket launches, saying it had fired rockets at open ground near Israeli positions in the disputed Shebaa Farms area.

The Iran-backed organisation’s declaration comes amid rising tensions in recent days between Israel and Iran.

“In response to the 10+ rockets just fired at Israel from Lebanon, we are currently striking the rocket launch sites in Lebanon,” the Israeli army said in a statement.

It was the third day of cross-border hostilities that threaten a period of calm prevailing since 2006, when Israel and Hezbollah fought a one-month war.

Israel launched retaliatory shelling and air strikes earlier this week in response to rockets fired from Lebanon and for which no group claimed responsibility.

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