ISRAELI WARPLANES ATTACK ‘TERROR SITE’ IN SOUTHERN LEBANON

Washington Times on August 23, 2013, reported that the Israeli military attacked a “terror site” near the Lebanese capital of Beirut after four rockets were fired by militants into northern Israel a day earlier. Excerpts below:

Israel Defense Forces spokesman Lt. Col. Peter Lerner said the nation was forced to defend itself against a “blatant breach in Israeli sovereignty that jeopardized Israeli civilian life,” NBC reported.

Israel sent warplanes to attack what its military characterized as a stronghold “terror site” in Beirut. It was Israel’s first air raid on the region since 2006.

Israel’s Iron Dome intercepted one of the four rockets fired into the country earlier, and the other three did not do any damage.

Mr. Lerner said the Lebanese government is accountable for the attack.

“Israel will not tolerate terrorist aggression originating from Lebanese territory,” Mr. Lerner said in an email statement reported by NBC.

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