posted on Jan, 11 2010 @ 11:39 AM
A Qassam rocket fired by Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip exploded in the western Negev on Monday, a day after an Israel Air Force strike
killed three Islamic Jihad men posed at a launching ground in the coastal territory. There were no casualties or damages reported in the incident on
Monday. Israeli security forces were summoned to the area to locate where the rocket had exploded.
The Lebanese army says its anti-aircraft artillery fired at four Israeli fighter jets flying over the country's southern airspace at low altitude on
Monday. "The army's anti-aircraft guns fired at four enemy Israeli planes that had been overflying the (southern) area of Marjayoun this morning,"
an army spokesman told AFP. According to the report, about 70 rounds
had been fired at the Israeli aircraft.
A spokesman for the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) warned about Israel's violation of Lebanese airspace saying they were in
violation of UN Security Council Resolution 1701, which ended a 33-day Israeli war against Hezbollah in southern Lebanon in the summer of 2006.
"We have been noticing a significant number of Israeli overflights into Lebanese airspace over the last week, which constitutes a violation of
Resolution 1701," UNIFIL deputy spokesman Andrea Tenenti said. Israel, however, claims that it carries out the overflights to monitor what it calls
"massive arms smuggling by Hezbollah." After a unity government that included Hezbollah was formed in Lebanon, the cabinet adopted a policy
statement granting Hezbollah the right to keep its arms.
[edit on 11-1-2010 by TheCoffinman]