In 2021, an escalation, also caused by clashes at the Al-Aqsa complex, An 11-day war between Israel and the Hamas rulers of Gaza.
Major General Arold Lazarus, commander of the UN peacekeeping force in Lebanon, said he was in contact with Israeli and Lebanese authorities. The force, known as UNIFIL, said both sides said they did not want war.
Israeli air strikes on Gaza resumed early on Friday after militants fired more rockets from the blocked territory and sounded air raid sirens at the Israeli coastal city of Ashkelon. Targets included entrances to underground networks used for weapons production.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu convened his security cabinet for a three-hour meeting late Thursday. “Israel’s response tonight and beyond will draw a heavy price from its enemies,” he said in a statement.
Almost immediately, Palestinian militants in Gaza began firing rockets into southern Israel, sounding air raid sirens throughout the region.
The Lebanese faction has not claimed responsibility for the rocket salvo. A Lebanese security official, who spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak to the media, said the country’s security forces believed the rockets were fired by a Lebanese-based Palestinian militant group, not by Hezbollah. said that
Lebanon’s interim prime minister, Najib Mikati, has condemned the rocket launch from Lebanon, adding that the Lebanese army and UN peacekeepers are conducting an investigation and trying to find the perpetrators. Mikati said his government “resolutely rejects any military escalation” and categorically refuses to use Lebanese territory to stage acts that threaten stability.
Hezbollah has condemned Israeli police raids in Jerusalem. Israel and Hezbollah have avoided all-out confrontation since her 34-day war ended in a draw in 2006.
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