For third time, Lebanese army disarms rocket aimed at Israel

Soldiers defuse missile a day after two were fired but failed to reach Israeli territory

Stuart Winer is a breaking news editor at The Times of Israel.

The Lebanese army disarmed a rocket aimed at Israel on Thursday.

The rocket was discovered in Marjaayoun, about 10 kilometers north of the border.

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On Wednesday, two rockets were fired at Israel but came down on the Lebanese side of the border, Beirut army officials said.

On Monday the Lebanese army dismantled two other rockets that it discovered pointed at Israel.

It is believed the rockets were aimed at Israel in solidarity with the Gazan Palestinians during Israel’s Operation Pillar of Defense, which ended Wednesday night with a ceasefire.

Several Palestinian groups operate in southern Lebanon, though the border has been quiet in recent years. The Iran-backed terrorist group Hezbollah is also based in Lebanon.

JTA contributed to this report.

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