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Lawmaker: Israel behind missile fire from Lebanon

Fri, 09 Jan 2009 17:27:17 GMT
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A Lebanese lawmaker holds sleeping cells working for Tel Aviv responsible for carrying out rocket attacks from southern Lebanon into Israel.

In an interview with NBN television on Friday, Change and Reform bloc MP Nabil Nicolas warned that some parties attempt to give the impression that Hezbollah was violating the UN Security Council Resolution 1701.

Nicolas said the area from where the rockets were launched on Thursday was under the authority of UN peacekeeping forces in Lebanon (UNIFIL) and Hezbollah forces were not present in the southern Lebanese region.

This is while even Israeli authorities have admitted that the rockets fired at northern Israel were of an old model no longer used by Hezbollah.

He emphasized that an Israeli conspiracy was being implemented in Lebanon, calling for containment rather than "exaggeration" of the rocket-launching issue.

According to Israeli officials, four rockets landed on northern Israeli town of Nahariya - 8 km (5 miles) south of the Lebanese border - early on Thursday, leaving two people slightly injured.

Lebanon's Hezbollah, however, denied any role in the alleged firing of rockets onto Israel from Lebanon.

Israel launched 'retaliatory' missiles onto Lebanon while its warplanes violated Lebanon's airspace following the incident, conducting overflights over southern Lebanon.

Some Israeli media claimed the rocket attacks were most likely fired by Palestinian groups in retaliation for the Israeli aggression against the Gaza Strip.

The Islamic Hamas movement has also denied the reports that it was behind the shelling and ruled out using other Arab states to respond to the occupation of Palestine by Israel.


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Added: Jan-9-2009 
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