Rockets from Lebanon

At least three Katyushka rockets were fired from southern Lebanon into Israel this morning. The Center for Terrorism Research has a good analysis of the event, which most likely was not carried out by Hezbollah:

No group or individual has, to this point, claimed responsibility for the Katyusha attacks. Lebanese Information Minister Tarek Mitri was swift to deny Hizballah’s role, saying that the group “assured the Lebanese government that it remains engaged in preserving the stability in Lebanon and respects Security Council resolution 1701.” Israel blamed Palestinian factions in Lebanon, and does not believe this signals a broader escalation. Minister Rafi Eitan said, “I think these are isolated incidents. We expected this.” FDD research fellow Tony Badran writes that the Damascus-based PFLP-GC is believed responsible for the rocket attacks, and that Hizballah “naturally knew about it and turned a blind eye, in order to conveniently maintain deniability.”

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