Rockets from Lebanon target northern Israel
The Haifa region was targeted by rockets from Lebanon on May 19, 2021. (Photo: Moshe Shai)

Several rockets have been fired from southern Lebanon toward Israel on Wednesday, Lebanese security officials said.

Air raid sirens in northern Israel were heard just as the rockets struck, with Israeli TV stations reporting two rockets had landed in the area, while two others were intercepted Wednesday.

It was not immediately clear who was behind the rocket launch, and whether it had been approved by Hezbollah, the Iranian-backed terrorist group approved the move.

Residents of the city of Shfaram, east of Haifa, said one rocket landed near the town.

The Lebanese officials said the latest rockets were launched from the outskirts of the southern Lebanese village of Qlayleh, adding that four fell inside Lebanese territory. The officials spoke on condition of anonymity in line with regulations.

No side has claimed responsibility for the rockets launched from Lebanon Wednesday, or earlier in the week.

On Monday, six shells were fired from Lebanon towards northern Israel but fell short of the border, drawing retaliatory Israeli artillery fire. Three rockets launched towards Israel on Thursday landed in the Mediterranean Sea, causing no damage or casualties.

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