Sunday, May 26, 2013
A rocket was fired from south Lebanon at Israel, Lebanese media reported Sunday night.
Residents in the area of Metula, near the border with Lebanon, reported hearing a high-pitched whistle followed by a loud boom before midnight, according to a report in Ynet news. There were no initial reports of injury or damage.
A security source told Lebanon’s Daily Star newspaper that the rocket was fired from the area of Burj al-Marouk, near the town of Marjayoun. The town is about five kilometers (3 miles) from Metula.
Israel Defense Forces troops were dispatched to the area to locate the rocket, if it fell within Israel, Ynet reported. Troops from the UNIFIL peacekeeping force also conducted searches inside Lebanon, The Daily Star reported.