Israeli jets hit Lebanon after attack

JERUSALEM — Israel responded overnight Thursday to a rocket attack from southern Lebanon, bombing what military officials described as a “terrorist site” between Beirut and Sidon.

Captain Eytan Buchman, a spokesman for Israel Defense Forces, said Friday that the Israeli Air Force had made “a successful hit” on a target in Naameh, after four rockets were fired into the country from Lebanon for the first time in nearly two years. The rocket fire Thursday set off sirens in Western Galilee and raised tensions in the region.

A militant group called the Brigades of Abdullah Azzam, an Al Qaeda in Iraq offshoot, claimed responsibility for the attack, according to Reuters.


Ramez Mustafa, a Lebanon-based official with a different group, the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine, said the strike caused no casualties. The warplanes hit 19 miles south of Beirut.