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2 Rockets Prepared to Be Fired against Israel Discovered in South

The Army Command announced on Monday that it discovered two rockets, which were set up to be fired against Israel, in southern Lebanon.

It said in a statement that an army patrol discovered the two 107mm Grad rockets between the towns of Halta and al-Mari in the Hasbaya district.

A military expert soon arrived at the scene and defused them, added the statement.

An investigation has been launched in the matter.

Future TV later reported that Israel issued a warning to Lebanon over the rockets that were set up to be fired against it.

Voice of Lebanon radio (93.3) said that the rockets were set up 15 minutes before they were discovered.

The development comes at a time when Israel launched last week an assault against the Gaza Strip that has left over 90 Palestinians and three Israeli dead.

Hizbullah chief Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah had stated last week that the party supports Gaza during its plight, calling on Arab countries to pressure western powers to halt the Israeli operation.


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