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Hizbullah denies was behind Katyusha attack

IDF officials believe Palestinian group, and not Hizbullah, responsible for rocket attack on north

Hizbullah denied it was behind the launching of two Katyusha rockets at Kiryat Shmona Sunday afternoon, the organization's TV station al-Manar reported.


The station also said that the IDF was currently firing mortar shells at the Shebaa Farms area in southern Lebanon.


Meanwhile, the Northern Command was holding meetings to evaluate the situation. IDF sources said that several Palestinian organizations were operating in southern Lebanon, and that they were possibly attempting to bring to an escalation on the northern border in conjunction with the crisis in Gaza, in order to create a two-front emergency situation in Israel.


Army officials explained that although the groups did not have sophisticated weapons like Hizbullah, they could create provocations that may lead to an escalation in the northern sector.


They added that while Hizbullah is not likely to have been behind the attack, the Shiite group may have supplied the Palestinian organizations with the rockets.


Roee Nahmias contributed to the report


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