Israeli Artillery responding (FILE PHOTO)

An Israeli army statement announced that three missiles were launched from Lebanon today towards northern Israel, confirming that they hit Lebanese territory with artillery.

The army statement said that “three rockets were fired from Lebanon into Israeli territory (…) two fell in Israel and one did not cross the border.”

The statement added: “The Israeli forces opened fire on Lebanese territory.”

The rockets landed near the northern town of Kiryat Shmona, whose residents rushed to bomb shelters after sirens sounded.

The army did not announce restrictions on the movement of residents in the area.

Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett, who was with Defense Minister Benny Gantz in Parliament (Knesset), indicated that they had been “brought” to the events and that the leadership was following up on the matter.

On July 20, Israeli artillery bombarded Lebanon in response to missile attacks carried out from its territory.

It is noteworthy that the last launch of rockets from Lebanon into Israel took place in May, in the 11-day war between the Jewish state and Palestinian factions in the Gaza Strip.

The incident comes on the first anniversary of the explosion in the port of Beirut, which killed 214 people, injured more than 6,500, and destroyed several neighborhoods in the Lebanese capital.

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