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Lebanese Army Finds Launch Pad Used to Fire at Israel

Lebanese Army finds launch pad that was used to fire rockets at Israel, hours after arresting two suspects who fired the rockets.
By Arutz Sheva Staff
First Publish: 7/17/2014, 4:46 AM

Israel-Lebanon border
Israel-Lebanon border
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The Lebanese Army on Wednesday found a launch pad that was used to fire rockets at Israel, The Daily Star reports.

The discovery came hours after Lebanon arrested two Palestinian Arabs who were involved in the rocket attacks.

A security source told The Daily Star that security agencies are convinced the two men are connected to the launching of rockets at Israel. The source said at least one of them is close to Hamas.

On Sunday night, three rockets from Lebanon exploded in the same region, hitting open areas and causing no physical injuries or damages.

Sirens sounded Saturday evening in Nahariya, Rosh Hanikra, Shlomi, Kabri and Hanita, along the border with Lebanon, as two rockets from Lebanon hit open regions, causing no physical injuries or damages.

A Katyusha missile from Lebanon was also fired towards the Galilee on Friday morning. It, too, exploded in an open region and did not result in casualties.

Wednesday’s arrests came a week after the Lebanese Army arrested Hussein Izzat Atwe, who confessed to firing rockets at Israel from the Hasbaya village of Mari last Friday.