- The Washington Times - Friday, August 23, 2013

The Israeli military attacked a “terror site” near the Lebanese capital of Beirut on Friday after four rockets were fired by militants into northern Israel a day earlier.

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.

A spokesperson for the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine’s General Command confirmed that an Israeli rocket struck one of its bases but said nobody was injured.

Israel’s Iron Dome intercepted one of the four rockets fired into the country on Thursday, 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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