Israel military: 4 rockets fired, none hit country

AP News
Posted: Aug 22, 2013 10:51 AM

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Israeli military says a total of four rockets were fired toward Israel from Lebanon, but none landed in its territory.

Military spokesman Lt. Col. Peter Lerner said the rockets were fired Thursday from a location south of the Lebanese port city of Tyre, with one intercepted by Israel's "Iron Dome" defense system. He said the others did not land in Israel. He said light damage to a street and vehicle in northern Israel was likely caused from fallout from the rocket-defense system.

Lerner blamed "global jihad" elements of being behind the attack, referring to groups either linked to or inspired by al-Qaida.

Brig. Gen. Yoav Mordechai, a military spokesman, said the firing appeared to be an isolated incident that wouldn't become a larger confrontation.