A rocket fired from Lebanese territory hit northern Israel late Saturday, the army said, on the 47th day of a war against the Islamist terror movement Hamas in the Gaza Strip.

“The rocket that was fired from Lebanon hit the Upper Galilee,” the IDF said in a statement.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the launch. Two five-year-olds were reported to have been lightly injured by shrapnel.

A Lebanese security source said the rocket was fired from Dheira, three kilometres (nearly two miles) from the border with Israel.

The same source noted that Israeli helicopters were seen flying around the border area.

In mid-July, at least nine rockets were fired from Lebanon at the Jewish state, prompting Israel to retaliate with artillery fire.

Lebanese military officials said at the time they believed the attacks were carried out by a small Palestinian group in an act of solidarity with Gazan terrorists.