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Hezbollah denies involvement in rocket fire on north

Militant Shiite group says had nothing to do with Katyusha fire on western Galilee; IDF says event likely an isolated incident

Professing innocence: Hezbollah had nothing to do with the rocket fire at northern Israel Monday night, a spokesman for the militant Shiite group told Beirut's "Voice of Lebanon" radio station on Tuesday.


Two Katyusha rockets were fired at the western Galilee from Lebanon late Monday night, causing some property damage, but luckily no casualties.


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The IDF Northern Command responded with some artillery fire, and military sources said that at this point no further response is being considered, as the IDF believes Monday's fire was an isolated incident, rather than a sign of a security escalation on the northern border.  


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The Lebanese media reported that the IDF fired between four and six shells at the village of Ayta ash Shab.


Both UNIFIL and the Lebanese Army have launched an investigation into the incident. A Lebanese security official said that two improvised rocket launchers were found in an open area between the villages of Ramish and Ein-Eival.


A spokesman for the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon was quoted by the "Voice of Lebanon" as saying that despite the investigation, UNIFIL does not view the incident as a violation of UN Resolution 1701.


Roi Kais contributed to this report



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