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Rocket fired from Lebanon hits northern Israel

There were no immediate reports of damage or casualties

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A rocket fired from Lebanese territory hit northern Israel late Saturday, the army said on the 47th day of a war against the Islamist movement Hamas in and around Gaza.

“A rocket fired from Lebanon just hit Israel east of Akko,” the army said in a statement at 1945 GMT.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the launch or reports of damage or injuries.

A Lebanese security source said the rocket was fired from Dheira, three kilometers (nearly two miles) from the border with Israel.

The same source noted that Israeli helicopters were seen flying around the border area.

“An Israeli reconnaissance plane breached the Lebanese airspace over the Southern town of Rmeish at 8:10 a.m. on Saturday, circled over the South region, as well as over Riyaq, Baalbek and Hermel, and then left at 6:30 p.m. from above the town of Kfarkila, a Lebanese Army communiqué indicated,” the National News Agency said.

In mid-July, at least nine rockets were fired from Lebanon at the Jewish state, prompting Israel to retaliate with artillery fire.

Lebanese military officials had at the time said they believed the attacks were carried out by a small Palestinian group in an act of solidarity with Gazan militants.