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UN Investigates Reported Rocket Attack On Israel


UN team investigates reported rocket attack against Israel from Lebanon

A United Nations investigation team, including forensics and explosives experts, have inspected a site in northern Israel where two Katyusha rockets fired from southern Lebanon are reported to have landed and UN peacekeepers have combed locations for potential launching sites.

The UN Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL), enhanced as part of the arrangements that ended Israel's war with Hizbollah in 2006, neither observed nor detected the firing of the rockets yesterday and the investigation is continuing, UN spokesperson Michele Montas told a news briefing in New York.

The Israeli authorities informed UNIFIL yesterday that the rockets hit the town of Shlomi early in the morning of 8 January, causing minor damage to a house but no injuries.

"If it is determined that there was firing from within Lebanon, the incident would be a serious violation of resolution 1701," Ms. Montas added, referring to the UN Security Council resolution regarding the ceasefire that ended Israel's war with Hizbollah.

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