Al-Jazeera correspondent said that rockets were launched from southern Lebanon towards Israel, at a time when the Israeli army announced that it would activate the alert for settlements and open shelters in Israeli towns near the Lebanese border.
Correspondent Johnny Tanios stated that 3 rockets were fired towards the Upper Galilee region in northern Israel, while the Israeli army spokesman said that they had detected 6 rockets launched from inside Lebanon, but that landed inside Lebanese territory.
The correspondent indicated that these missiles – which no party has yet adopted – are messages of support from Palestinian parties or revolve around the orbit of the Palestinian factions, as happened last Thursday.
The Israeli artillery responded by firing about 20 shells towards the heights of the Lebanese border town of Kafr Shuba. The Israeli army also fired flare bombs over Kfarshuba and in the vicinity of the Lebanese border town of Meiss Al-Jabal, and Israeli reconnaissance aircraft also flew over the border area.
The United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) confirmed that it had detected rockets fired from the northern Lebanese town of Kafr Shuba, followed by Israeli artillery shelling.
UNIFIL also said that it is coordinating with the Lebanese Armed Forces to reinforce security control in southern Lebanon, noting that the situation is now calm.
The Israeli Army Radio said that instructions were issued to open shelters in the Israeli towns on the border with Lebanon.
Al-Jazeera correspondent Elias Karam from south Ashkelon reported that these instructions may indicate Israeli concerns about the development of matters on the Lebanese borders, adding that dozens of Israeli towns will be covered by these instructions.
The correspondent indicated that these events do not necessarily mean slipping into broader confrontations, but rather precautionary measures taken by Israel, especially with the recurrence of such operations in the past days.
On Thursday, the Israeli army said that 3 rockets were fired from Lebanon towards northern Israel, without causing any casualties.
At the time, the director of Al-Jazeera’s office in Lebanon, Mazen Ibrahim, made it clear that security authorities suggest that the parties that launched the rockets were not Lebanese and might be Palestinian, and they ruled out that Hezbollah had a relationship with the incident.
He stated that in previous cases, old-fashioned rockets were fired simultaneously with some cases of escalation taking place in Palestine.