BEIRUT — Israeli artillery has fired shells at south Lebanon after a rocket was reportedly fired over the border from Lebanon.
More than 20 shells were fired at various places south of the town of Qalila, and between Majdal Zoun, Zebqin and other locations, L'Orient's correspondent in the south reported. No injuries were reported.
An Israeli army spokesman posted on Twitter, "In response to the rocket fire, the IDF artillery is attacking at this hour in the area from which it was launched from Lebanon towards Israeli territory earlier."
The projectile fired from Lebanon fell in an open area, the
Israeli military said.
The incident followed clashes over the past two weeks between Palestinians and Israeli police at Al-Aqsa mosque compound in Jerusalem that have stoked Arab anger and international concern.
On Twitter, the Israeli military said no sirens were sounded and no alert was declared in northern Israel.
It was not immediately clear which group had fired the rocket from Lebanon.