Israel "will not accept" rockets from Lebanon: PM

Source: Xinhua| 2021-08-08 21:12:22|Editor: huaxia

JERUSALEM, Aug. 8 (Xinhua) -- Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett on Sunday warned Lebanon that his country "will not accept" rocket fire.

Bennett made the remarks a day after Hezbollah, a Lebanese armed group, fired rockets from Lebanon at the Israeli territory.

Speaking at the start of a weekly cabinet meeting, Bennett said that the Lebanese government and army "should take responsibility for what happens in their backyard."

On Friday, about 19 rockets were fired at northern Israel by Hezbollah, causing no injuries. The Israeli army said in a statement that most of the rockets were intercepted by its aerial defense systems and the rest landed in open areas adjacent to the Lebanese-Israeli border.

Hezbollah said the rockets were in retaliation to the Israeli airstrikes in southern Lebanon a few days earlier.

The airstrikes were carried out after three rockets were fired from Lebanon towards Israel on Wednesday, causing no injuries. Israel said the rockets were fired by a Palestinian group. Enditem

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