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Hezbollah fires rockets from near school, UN compound

“By continuing to fire from areas near U.N. compounds, Hezbollah systematically violates UNSC Resolution 1701 and endangers the lives of UNIFIL soldiers,” said the IDF.

A map showing the proximity of Hezbollah rocket launchers in Lebanon to a U.N. compound and school. Source:  IDF Spokesperson.
A map showing the proximity of Hezbollah rocket launchers in Lebanon to a U.N. compound and school. Source: IDF Spokesperson.

Hezbollah on Tuesday launched a number of rockets at Israel from the vicinity of a United Nations compound and a school in Lebanon, according to the Israel Defense Forces.

One of the rockets was launched 130 meters (427 feet) from a U.N. compound in Southern Lebanon, according to the IDF. Additional launches towards Israel have originated from that area in recent weeks, the military said.

“By continuing to fire from areas near U.N. compounds, Hezbollah systematically violates UNSC Resolution 1701 and endangers the lives of UNIFIL soldiers,” said the IDF.

An infographic map provided by the military showed the proximity of the launchers to the school and U.N. compound. It did not indicate precisely where along the Israeli-Lebanese border this was, but it did show Route 886 on the Israeli side of the border. Route 886 is a north-south road that begins in Kibbutz Misgav Am and runs roughly parallel to the border towards Moshav Margoliot, Kibbutz Menara and Kibbutz Yiftah.

Those agricultural communities have been frequent targets of Hezbollah fire.

At Yiftah, the road continues south while the border turns west.

Meanwhile, Israeli forces struck several terror sites in Lebanon on Tuesday in response to ongoing rocket-fire.

The military said that two launches were detected, to which it responded by shelling the source of the fire.

The rockets landed in open fields, causing no injuries or damage.

Later on Tuesday, IDF air defenses intercepted a “suspicious aerial target” that had crossed from Lebanon into Israeli territory, causing sirens to blare in the Western Galilee.

The military said it also shot down several more projectiles launched from Lebanon “towards areas in the Western Galilee.” The IDF responded with artillery shelling towards the source of the fire.

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