At least two rockets were fired into northern Israel from Lebanon today. It’s not clear from media reports who was responsible for the attack.
Hopefully this was an isolated attack by small group Palestinian militants and not attempt by Hezbollah to open a second front.
From Fox News:
A Hezbollah minister in Lebanon’s Cabinet denies any involvement by the militant group in the firing of rockets from Lebanon into Israel.
At least three rockets were fired Thursday, and Israel responded with a few artillery shells into Lebanon, which borders the country to the north. The exchange threatened to open a second front as Israel continues its offensive against the militant group Hamas on its southern border, in the Gaza Strip.
Two people were lightly injured, and the rockets that exploded in Israel’s north raised the specter of renewed hostilities with Hezbollah, just 2 1/2 years after Israel battled the guerrilla group to a 34-day stalemate. Hezbollah started the 2006 war as Israel was battling Palestinian militants in Gaza.
No group claimed responsibility and Lebanon’s government, wary of conflict, quickly condemned the rocket fire. But Hezbollah has been suspected in the past by Israel and its opponents in Lebanon of using allied radical groups to irritate Israel with a lower risk of retaliation.
In the absence of evidence to the contrary I’m willing to take Hezbollah at it’s word… I doubt Hezbollah is any hurry for a rematch with Israel. Their 2006 war may have ended in an effective stalemate but Israel did significant damage to Hezbollah’s manpower and materials.