Second Front

Terrorists Fire Rockets From Lebanon

Might Israel soon face a second front in its operation against Hamas? Three rockets fired from Lebanon hit northern Israel this morning, wounding two. Israel immediately targeted the launch site with an artillery barrage, though it is unclear whether the rockets were launched by Hezbollah or a Palestinian organization, inspired by but not linked to Hezbollah. Hezbollah denied involvement, and the Lebanese government said it will investigate the attacks and is committed to its truce with Israel, though Israel said it holds the Lebanese government responsible for preventing such attacks. The rocket attacks also mark a failure of the United Nations “peacekeeping force” under Italian command charged with policing the border since 2006. According to The Jerusalem Post, "Israel had warned Hezbollah against opening another front, saying it would retaliate massively."