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Friday, July 11, 2014

Two suspects arrested in Lebanon for firing rockets on Israel

We can hope that the government of Lebanon has learned its lesson (the picture is Beirut Airport on fire in 2006). Two individuals have been arrested in connection with the Katyusha rocket that was fired at Israel early this morning, and other rockets ready for firing have been found.
The Internal Security Forces detained a suspect allegedly behind the rocket fire into Israel, security sources said.
Hussein Izzat Atwe from the Hasbaya village of Hebbarieh was arrested in Al-Bire Hospital in the Bekaa Valley, where he was receiving treatment for severe burns.
Hours before Atwe's arrest, the ISF Information Branch apprehended a Lebanese man, identified only as Abu Qais, in Hebbarieh after they found blood stains in his car, which sparked a search of area hospitals for suspects.
The sources told The Daily Star that Lebanese Army Intelligence had found traces of six rockets in the Mari area in the Hasbaya region, some 2 kilometers from the Blue Line, the de facto border between the two states.
They said the Army defused two 107mm Grad rockets that were prepared to be fired toward Israel following a search for launch pads.
The sources confirmed that three rockets, which have a range of 10 kilometers, had been fired from the Mari area near Majidieh between 1 a.m. and 6 a.m. Only one projectile was reported to have hit Israel, according to the Israeli army.
The Lebanese security sources said a sixth rocket failed to fire and exploded in place, wounding the person handling it. They said traces of blood and a ripped shoe were found at the site.
The problem is that Hezbullah is a huge player in Lebanon's government. Tomorrow, July 12, is the eighth anniversary of the murder of Ehud Goldwasser and Eldad Regev HY"D (May God Avenge their blood) by Hezbullah.

What could go wrong?

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